Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS...


"He has all the virtues I dislike & 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)



"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 2 tickets to the 1st night of my new play, bring a friend... if you have one."

-- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill...

followed by Churchill's response:

"Cannot possibly attend 1st night, will attend 2nd, if there is one."

-- Winston Churchill




"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 had delusions of adequacy."

-- Walter Kerr



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

-- Mark Twain


"His mother should have thrown him away & kept the stork."

-- Mae West



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

-- Oscar Wilde

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11 comments:

Nancy Ellyn said...

I love this Dahhhling! Clever, my dear! Love you, doll!

v0xhumana said...

Boy, people today just cannot hurl insults like they used to, can they? LOVE it! :)

Medusa said...

(((Nancy Ellyn)))

Love you too, hon :^)

Scarlet said...

Hahahah!!Love it!

Scarlet said...

Hahahah!!Love it!

Medusa said...

Isn't that the truth, vOxhumana.

A clever, witty, thinly-disguised insult is a thing of beauty ;^)

MrsMenopausal said...

Gotta love it. LOL

theTRUTH said...

You forgot my fav:

I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!




Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second time.

HoneyBee said...

Brilliant quotes!
What a wonderful combination of class, intelligence and humor! I can hear them all being said, with a smile on the person's face, in the same tone as any other comment, and the receiver of such a comment doesn't realize that someone just insulted them until about a minute later.
Great post Medusa!

Medusa said...

LOL, truth!

Honey, aren't they classic? Oh, to have the ability to be that quick on the draw.

nah, it's yust Yucky :D said...

Your humble blog has inspired me to try harder to insult you.

Signed,
The Jimmy