Notable and quotable

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"The Admiralty had demanded six ships: the economists offered four: and we finally compromised on eight."

--Winston Churchill on naval appropriations as quoted by George Will

Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsPolitics in General* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK

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Posted December 27, 2008 at 4:19 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Irenaeus wrote:

“Winston Churchill on naval appropriations as quoted by George Will

Churchill did, in fact, make this statement. At the time of the debate in question (1909), Churchill was one of the economizers.

December 27, 8:41 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

LOL   One of many great Churchill quotes.  My favorite was his heated exchange with Lady Nancy Astor that ended thus…

Lady Astor:  Winston, if you were my husband I would poison your tea!

Churchill:  Madam, if I were your husband I would drink it!

December 27, 10:02 pm | [comment link]
3. Irenaeus wrote:

George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill:

I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend . . . if you have one.

Churchill’s reply:

Can’t possibly attend your first night. Will attend the second night . . . if there is one.

December 28, 1:03 am | [comment link]
4. azusa wrote:

MP to Churchill re Clement Attless, Labor Prime Minister: You know, Winston, Clement is a very humble man.
WC: He has a lot to be humble about.

December 28, 12:01 pm | [comment link]
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