Better to be Drunk or Ugly?

“I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”

-Winston Churchill

Recognisable even from the rear

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister 1940-1945 and 1951-1955, is renowned for his many political achievements, and most notably for leading Britain through World War II.  He made numerous inspirational and memorable speeches, some of which can be heard here.  His mastery of the  English language has led many to refer to him as the greatest orator of the 20th century. In addition, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and left a lasting legacy of published works.

His great achievements have been commemorated around the world, with the like of streets, buildings, tanks, warships, trains and even a cigar being named after him, with statues and sculptures erected in his memory, and with many a portrayal in film and television.

Here is a small selection of statues:

Statue by in Parliament Square, London
Statue by Ivor Roberts-Jone (1973) in Parliament Square, London
Statue by Jean Cardot (1998) beside the Petit Palais in Paris
Allies (1995) by Lawrence Holofcener, New Bond Street, London

Many more statues can be found, particularly in the United States and Canada, including New Orleans, New York, Quebec and Toronto.

Linked to Shoot and Quote: Ugly.

15 thoughts on “Better to be Drunk or Ugly?

  1. 😀 Yeah, him too, what a chap! I am glad your latest post took me to this one. I was in Blenheim Palace while we were on our brief 5 day England tour and I have a photo somewhere of his baby clothes :D. Terrible shot, but a wonderful moment when I saw it 🙂


    1. Wow, 5 days for the whole country! Mind you, a lot of Americans do it in 2!! I must get back to Blenheim – haven’t been since I was a child. And you must get back here 🙂

      On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:45 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



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