A penny saved is ridiculous.

A penny saved is ridiculous.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'll just say this...

And now, on this not-so-glorious Monday, are some glorious insults from an era (several actually) when the artfully barbed witticism was routinely preferred over the current practice of simply yelling a bunch of four-letter words.

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts: for support rather than illumination"

Andrew Lang

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A member of Parliament to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or from some unspeakable disease!"

Disraeli, in response: "That depends, Sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

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"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

William Faulkner

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"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

Winston Churchill

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I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."

Mark Twain

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"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."

Oscar Wilde

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"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

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"I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here."

Stephen Bishop

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He has Van Gogh's ear for music."

Billy Wilder

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

Mae West

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