when insults had class ...................

@ElicBxn (60884)
United States
May 12, 2007 4:43am CST
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." -- Winston Churchill "A modest little person, with much to be modest about" -- 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) "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." -- Abraham Lincoln "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 enclose 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 "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." -- Irvin S. Cobb "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." -- Billy Wilder "He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." -- Samuel Johnson "He had delusions of adequacy." -- Walter Kerr "There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." -- Jack E. Leonard "They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." -- Thomas Brackett Reed "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." -- Charles Count Talleyrand "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." -- Forrest Tucker "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" -- Mark Twain "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -- Mae West
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
12 May 07
I love them! Always wished I could be so witty in response to an insult, but have never been quick to think on my feet.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
12 May 07
Me either. Best I ever came up with was to tell a guy that at least I still had the same friends I used to - refering to when I left the school 2 yrs before. He, not only had different friends, but round with a whole different crowd. His new friends LAUGHED at him when I said it!
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@hookfan (447)
12 May 07
Too right and all and they definitely have class LOL Thanks for sharing this, I think I'll pass it along :D
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@gberlin (3836)
12 May 07
Thank you once again for sharing these wonderful bits of humor. You are right, classy insults are a thing of the past.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
13 May 07
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." Ouch! Yet another great set of quotations! I love: "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -- Mae West. It is perfectly timed for Mother's Day!
@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
12 May 07
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." -- Groucho Marx I liked this one, very funny! I really enjoyed watching Groucho Marx rereuns as a kid. LOL These were great, thanks for sharing.