Saturday, September 12, 2015

Famous Insults

“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 (about William Faulkner)

“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’s response to George Bernard Shaw

“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

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  1. hahahahaha ;)) I've used some of these quotes on my BQ blog.

    Oh, to live in an age when intelligence was sexy? Nowadays we seem to have a lot of rap crap and filthy but expensive drawers worn down around their ankles.

    Have a marvelous weekend! xoxo

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    1. I agree Barb. What's happening to our youth is awful. :)

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  2. I LOVE each and every one of these. They would all work perfect on my snark cards

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    1. Oh they would work perfectly wouldn't they. :)

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  3. One has to admire the wit that these men possessed. Churchill was truly one of the finest at this sort of thing.

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    1. He did have a wicked sense of humor. :)

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  4. What a great bunch of funny quotes. Who knew they all had a great sense of humor. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a great Saturday.

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    1. Thanks Marg, you and yours have a great Saturday too. :)

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  5. Great wit shown there. My hubby can produce a zinger or two himself.

    Heading out tomorrow, so I probably won't be visiting much in the coming days. Will catch up later.

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. Have a great time honey. See you when you get back. :)

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  6. You know, reading them says a lot about us as people. I got a heck out of this one,
    “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

    Have a brilliant Saturday Sandee. I went and watched the boats drive by the Navy Yard, I wished I could be on some but not the Torpedo boat. Too loud. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Yep, that one was a good one. :)

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  7. LOL I love these especially the exchange between George Bernard Shaw & Churchill LOL

    Have a putdowntastic day Sandee g-)

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    1. Yep, they were both pretty good at zinging each other. :)

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  8. Oh a witty mind is so much more powerful than just swearing at people!

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    1. Swearing at people does nothing but make you look very stupid. :)

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  9. It's like attending a roast.

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  10. Impressive insults. I enjoyed the ones exchanged between Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. They must have liked each other very much. :)

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  11. this was great fun! there is one by WC Fields "anyone who dislikes children and dogs can't be all bad" Of course I sure don't fit in THAT category.
    Big hugs to LB! Not to forget you and Zane....just special hugs to LB.

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    1. Yep, he was a funny man.

      Thanks for the extra hugs for Little Bit. She had a horrible seizure the other day. Horrible. :(

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  12. Good writers sure know how do do good zingers.

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  13. I'm still laughing. Oh, what a way with words.

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    1. Some folks are naturals at this. :)

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  14. these were great! Thanks so much for making me laugh! lol
    xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. You're most welcome Caren. :)

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  15. This is actually a compliment. Nobody wants to read a book filled with big, pretentious words...keep it simple and interesting!

    “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

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  16. LOL, I'll have to remember that one from Groucho Marx. I got a chuckle out of several of those. Thanks!

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    1. You're most welcome Marti. :)

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  17. These are great, Sandee, Winston Churchill must have had a sense of humour that not likely many knew about! :)

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    1. It appears he had a great sense of humor. :)

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  18. Those are real insults. Of course George Bernard Shaw was a commie who hated Churchhill just like Obama does!

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    1. Well, there you go. :)

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  19. Heeheehee! Especially the Mark Twain!

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  20. Fantastic collection of classics. The Mark Twain one was my favorite. (Funny thing, my favorite inspiration quote is also Mark Twain.)

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    1. What's not to love about Mark Twain? :)

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  21. Who knew Winston Churchill could be so snarky? ;)

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  22. Much wittier than your average insults.

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    1. Yes indeed Binky. Some people are very clever with insults. :)

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