Dec 30th, 2016 – Comment

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.” […]


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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. “He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” – John Bright. “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. “He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.” -Paul Keating. “He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” -Forrest Tucker. “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 uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts… for support rather than illumination.” – - Andrew Lang (1844-1912). “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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