BESSIE BRADDOCK: Winston, you are drunk, and what’s more you are disgustingly drunk.

WINSTON CHURCHILL: Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British statesman and author
Comment (1946)

Version as cited Richard Langworth, Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations. The story was supposedly vouched for by Churchill's bodyguard, but versions of this exchange can be found (with different players) back to 1882. More info here.

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