In Your Face, with courtesy


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)


"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…followed by


        Churchill’s response:

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second, if there is one."

          — Winston Churchill


"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 S 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


"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


"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

          — Oscar Wilde


With a tip O’ the Hat to my Friend John:



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