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Great Insults
A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."
Disraeli replied "That depends, Sir, whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
Winston Churchill
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
Mark Twain
"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.
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
John Bright
“Some of my best leading men have been dogs… and horses."
Elizabeth Taylor
"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
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
Oscar Wilde
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
Billy Wilder

“There is nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.”
Jack E. Leonard

“The woman speaks eight languages and can’t say “No”  in any of them.”
Dorothy Parker
"He had delusions of adequacy."
Walter Kerr
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
Clarence Darrow
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
Moses Hadas
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends..."
Oscar Wilde
"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 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
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
Mae West
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."
Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening.  But this wasn't it."
Groucho Marx 

"He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebearers, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.”
James Reston about Nixon


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Last update to this page: 3 Feb 2012. Send comments, questions or suggestions to Desiree McCrorey.