Thursday, April 02, 2009

Who wins the battle of wit? Oscar Wilde? Dorothy Parker? Fran Lebowitz? And believe me, it's hard to beat a condemnation of "you are wall to wall carpeting and you are in the bathroom" as espoused by Ms. Lebowitz.

However, I say the winner is "writing team who wrote for Golden Girls."


Anonymous said...

"My favorite animal is steak."

Fran Lebowitz

History Will Absolve Mike said...

The answer is John LeCarre:
"She was a communist. She believed in free love. At the time it was all I could afford." The character played b y Richard Burton utters this priceless gem in "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold".

zs said...

That is a gem, but what about these...

Dorothy: "You'll have to excuse my mother. She suffered a slight stroke a few years ago which rendered her totally annoying. "


Rose: "Oh, come on, Dorothy, that balloon man couldn't have been that terrible.
Dorothy: I got the feeling I was the man's first date that wasn't inflatable."


Dorothy: It's wonderful dating in Miami. Every single man under eighty sells cocaine.


Blanche: Are you implying I lost my virginity at an early age?
Sophia: I'm just saying you're lucky Jack-&-Jill magazine didn't have a gossip column.


Blanche: I can't believe you said that! Oh if I weren't a lady I'd deck you.
Dorothy: You try and I'll have you on your back so fast you'll think you're out on a date.


Sophia: If I met a man who was over seventy but still looked half-way decent, I'd be on my back faster than you could say, "I've fallen and I can't get up!"


Blanche: [to Sophia] My mistake. I thought since you look like Yoda you were also wise.