Here are some interesting quips from some famous people ...
Thomas Reed vs. Henry Clay
Winston Churchill vs. Lady Astor
NYC Mayor Ed Koch vs. Andrew Kirtzman, after the reporter insisted on pressing a point about an inconsistent statement Koch had made
Groucho Marx vs. a contestant on “You Bet Your Life,” after the contestant revealed that he was a father of 10
Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas, after Douglas called him “two-faced” during a debate
Pierre Trudeau vs. Richard Nixon, upon hearing that Nixon had called him an asshole.
Oscar Wilde vs. Lewis Morris… Morris had just been passed over for the Poet Laureateship
Miriam Hopkins vs. an anonymous singer
James McNeill Whistler vs. Oscar Wilde, after Whistler had made a particularly witty observation
Senator Fritz Hollings vs. Henry McMastor, when challenged by his Republican opponent during a televised debate to take a drug test.
Bill Clinton vs. Dan Quayle, after Quayle revealed that he planned to be “a pit bull” in the 1992 campaign against Clinton and Gore.
Reverend Edward Everett Hale vs. the U.S. Senate, when asked if he prayed for the Senators.
Edna Ferber vs. Noel Coward… Coward was remarking upon the fact that Ferber was wearing a tailored suit
Henry Clay vs. Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster after seeing a pack of mules walk by
Winston Churchill vs. a Member of Parliament
Calvin Coolidge vs. some random lady at a White House dinner
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart vs. an admirer