Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alexander Woollcott

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
Alexander Woollcott
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Nothing risque, nothing gained.
Alexander Woollcott
Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
Alexander Woollcott
The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.
Alexander Woollcott
Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening.
Alexander Woollcott
His huff arrived and he departed in it.
Alexander Woollcott
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
Alexander Woollcott
There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
Alexander Woollcott
At 83 Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else's.
Alexander Woollcott
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.
Alexander Woollcott
It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!
Alexander Woollcott