Glorious insults from an era when 4-letter words weren’t necessary

These glorious insults are from an era when 4-letter words weren’t necessary..

“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. (Moses Hadas was an American teacher, one of the leading classical scholars of the twentieth century, and a translator of numerous works)

“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 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 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.

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