Famous Insults

“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)

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

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” Groucho Marx

“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’s response to George Bernard Shaw

“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

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44 thoughts on “Famous Insults

  1. Barb says:

    hahahahaha ;)) I've used some of these quotes on my BQ blog.

    Oh, to live in an age when intelligence was sexy? Nowadays we seem to have a lot of rap crap and filthy but expensive drawers worn down around their ankles.

    Have a marvelous weekend! xoxo

  2. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    You know, reading them says a lot about us as people. I got a heck out of this one,
    “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

    Have a brilliant Saturday Sandee. I went and watched the boats drive by the Navy Yard, I wished I could be on some but not the Torpedo boat. Too loud. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Kathe W. says:

    this was great fun! there is one by WC Fields "anyone who dislikes children and dogs can't be all bad" Of course I sure don't fit in THAT category.
    Big hugs to LB! Not to forget you and Zane….just special hugs to LB.

  4. Stephanie Faris says:

    This is actually a compliment. Nobody wants to read a book filled with big, pretentious words…keep it simple and interesting!

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

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