Nice Little Insults

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Are you one of those people who use the the ‘F’ word to insult. Movies and television series have made us creatively infertile. Read on if you want to know how to mask the direct usage of the word not to be named.

Here are some classy examples from a time gone by:

“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)

“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

“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 response.

“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 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

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

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt. “~Robert Redford

“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.”~Forrest Tucker