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AND YOU THOUGHT I WAS DONE WITH THE CLASSICS

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April 21, 2017 by karenwritesmurder

Whether it be the Bard or Hemingway, insults have peppered literature for centuries.  The are the comic relief in a heavy tragedy or a deep philosophical read.  For the next few blogs, I am going to explore the literary quips from the classics to Shakespeare.  I may even delve into some salvos from independent authors.

In my research on the topic, i found so many political incorrect ways of telling someone off. These characters aren’t event trying to be nice and that’s the fun of it. So once more into the fray.

To liven up a dull conversation:

Timequake by [Vonnegut, Kurt]“If your brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.” – Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut

For telling someone to get lost, but nicely:

Product Details“I desire that we be better strangers.” – As You Like It, William Shakespeare

Bridget Jones Diary By Helen Fielding

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For dispelling any illusions:

The Fountainhead by [Rand, Ayn]“Don’t fool yourself, my dear. You’re much worse than a bitch. You’re a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable.” – The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

 

Coriolanus William Shakespeare

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The Sun Also Rises by [Hemingway, Ernest]  “I misjudged you… You’re not a moron. You’re only a case of arrested development.” — The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway (character: Harvey Stone).

 

REFERENCES

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/top-10-greatest-insults-in-literature-270680.html

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/gallery/2014/jun/02/-12-literary-insults-to-make-you-weep

http://airshipdaily.com/blog/24-literary-insults-for-every-occasion-austen-to-sedaris

 

 

 

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