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When Insults Had Class

Post by LovelyLadyLux »

These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words.

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." --Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." --Winston Churchill

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." --Clarence Darrow.

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." --William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." --Moses Hadas.

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." --Mark Twain.

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.." --Oscar Wilde.

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one." --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second- if there is one." --Winston Churchill, in response.

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." --Stephen Bishop.

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." --Irvin S. Cobb.

"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." --Samuel Johnson.

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." --Charles, Count Talleyrand.

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" --Mark Twain.

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.." --Mae West.

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." --Oscar Wilde.

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." --Billy Wilder.

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." –Groucho

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