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More Insults From The Time Of Cleverness And Wit

He had delusions of adequacy.
Walter Kerr

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.

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.
Moses Hadas

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 to the above.

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

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

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts, for support rather than illumination.
Andrew Lang

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
Billy Wilder

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
Groucho Marx

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