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October 2, 2009
8:06 pm
When Insults Had Class (no 4-letter words !!)

  These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words  
was still valued, before a great portion of the English language got  
boiled down to 4-letter words, not to mention waving middle fingers.

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my  
husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd  
drink it."

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

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston  

"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).

  "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big  
words?"  - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

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

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I  
know."  -  Abraham Lincoln

"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  

"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

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

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." Jack  
E. Leonard

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

"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 an 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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