Violet Bonham Carter, a well connected young London society lady, sat next to a 32 year old Winston Churchill at a London dinner in 1906. Churchill sat sullenly for some time before engaging the then 19 year old in a monologue which impressed her for his power of speech and breadth of vision. Churchill concluded by lamenting that life was too short and inconsequential but that, “We are all worms, but …” what?

Answer “ … I believe that I am a glow worm.”

Source: Winston Churchill as I knew Him by Violet Bonham Carter

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