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. As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
  10. I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.

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