Some Insults, Back When Insults Had Class

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 (in reply to 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

A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” Winston Churchill

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, in reply.

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