When Insults Had Class

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Part 1

  • Dahling...

    “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”

  • “A modest little person, with much to be modest about.”

  • “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

  • “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” [about Ernest Hemingway]

  • “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?” [about William Faulkner]

  • “Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.”

  • “He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.”

  • “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

  • “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

  • “He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.”