Best Quotes by Irvin S. Cobb (Top 10)

  1. A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
  2. If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
  3. An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that have been permanently discontinued.
  4. A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and hopes other people haven't.
  5. Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
  6. A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
  7. If a woman likes another woman, she's cordial. If she doesn't like her, she's very cordial.
  8. Reelfoot is, and has always been, a lake of mystery.In places it is bottomless. Other places the skeletons of the cypress-trees that went down when the earth sank, still stand upright so that if the sun shines from the right quarter, and the water is less muddy than common, a man, peering face downward into its depths, sees, or thinks he sees, down below him the bare top-limbs upstretching like drowned men's fingers, all coated with the mud of years and bandaged with pennons of the green lake slime.
  9. I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
  10. As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.

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