Saturday, November 4, 2017

Witty insults

I am de-cluttering paper and found a list of insults that I printed out years ago.

Here are a few that might make you chuckle:
"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." -- Robert Redford
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book, I'll waste no time reading it." -- Moses Hadas
"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." -- Samuel Johnson

"A modest little person with much to be modest about." -- Winston Churchill
"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." -- Charles, Count Talleyrand
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." -- Oscar Wilde
and in the words of Groucho Marx
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."
Nitey night all. Sweet dreams.

17 comments:

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Love it, I could think of some people Samuel Johnson's quote applies to!

Jennifer said...

Fun post! Good night to you, too.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Terra--these made me laugh til I had a few cramps in my side. I really love sarcastic remarks and I have a slew. These are for you:

"If you don't have anything nice to say about anyone, come sit by me" (Mae West)

Eleanor (Roosevelt) was a huge nature lover in spite of what it did to her.

"I don't want to be rich, I just want to be wonderful." (Marilyn Monroe)

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes

"I may be drunk miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."


Terrible, but these have stuck out in my head. I love old Hollywood, and I had an old magazine where these quotes were published. Long gone, but I remember these!!

Thanks for a great memory jogging post!

Jane

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

These are funny. I think my favorite was the last one. :-)

Happy Fall dear Terra ~ FlowerLady

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've been listening to audio books (fairy tales) by Oscar Wilde. Have you listened to them? You can go here http://www.wildestories.ie/ or find them on youtube. I like Grocho's quote best...I LOL!!! Hugs, Diane

Sam I Am...... said...

Those are some good ones!

only slightly confused said...

Groucho....telling it like it is.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I'm a fan of classy insults, too. I've got quite a long of them, which I've used as the basis for a couple blog posts. (Great minds think alike, eh?)

Arkansas Patti said...

Those were all fun. My dad loved quoting Churchill who was full of put down.

Jeri Landers said...

Very good! Love them all, to me, Winston Churchill always had the most quotable lines.

happyone said...

The horse pictures brought MR Ed to mind. : )

Mari said...

Ha! These are funny!

Stella Jones said...

Funny quotes and so true I'm sure! It's frustrating when you think of something witty to say long after the event!

liparifam said...

Yep, Groucho :) I also adore this one which has been attributed to Groucho, Churchill and others (no one knows the true origin):

Woman to man annoying her in some way: “If you were my husband, sir, I’d put poison in your tea!”

Man looks at her and responds: “Madam, If I were your husband, I’d drink it!”

Little Penpen said...

Funny stuff!!

April Osborne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love these insults haha!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Terra, What funny quotes-so tongue in cheek. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Noreen