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:
“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:
“I desire that we be better strangers.” – As You Like It, William Shakespeare
Bridget Jones Diary By Helen Fielding
For dispelling any illusions:
“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
“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).