Charisma, or the courage to be different

Winston Churchill certainly had no fear of being different. He endlessly smoked huge cigars; slept all morning, than worked through the night; dictated crucial warr correspondence to his secretary while lying in the bath; and drank more champagne in a week than most of us do in a lifetime. (This provoked the rebuke from fellow MP Bessie Braddock “Mr Churchill, you are drunk!” He famously replied: “Indeed, madam, and you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober.”)

Extract from “Life’s a pitch” by Stephen Bayley & Roger Mavity

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