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Quotes About Insults

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William Shakespeare
“You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Oscar Wilde
“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
Oscar Wilde

Jessica Valenti
“What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.
You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.
Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”
Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.”
Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism

Cassandra Clare
“You look lousy,' he said.
Jace blinked. 'Seems an odd time to start an insult contest, but if you insist, I could probably think up something good.'
'No I mean it. You don't look good.'
'This is from a guy ho has all the sex appeal of a penguin. Look, I realize you may be jealous that the good Lord didn't deal you the same chiseled hand he dealt me, but that's no reason to-'
'I am not trying to insult you.' Simon snapped.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

Stephenie Meyer
“You're awfully small to be so hugely irritating.”
Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

Janet Fitch
“Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.”
Janet Fitch

Eoin Colfer
“Hey, look—your girlfriend is saying something."
Artemis had a vast mental reserve of scathing comebacks at his disposal, but none of them covered girlfriend insults. He wasn't even sure if it was an insult. And if it was, who was being insulted? Him or the girl?”
Eoin Colfer

“Are you in great physical pain, or is that your thinking expression?”
G.A. Aiken, What a Dragon Should Know

Kurt Vonnegut
“If your brains were dynamite there wouldn't be enough to blow your hat off.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

Oscar Wilde
“She...can talk brillantly upon any subject provided she knows nothing about it.”
Oscar Wilde

Rick Riordan
“Right before the game, she strolled up to me. "Hey, Seaweed Brain."
"Will you stop calling me that?"
She knows I hate that name, mostly because I never have a good comeback. She's the daughter of Athena, which doesn't give me a lot of ammunition. I mean, "Owl-head" and "Wise Girl" are kind of lame insults.”
Rick Riordan, The Demigod Files

Israelmore Ayivor
“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Jasper Fforde
“Her majesty is one verb short of a sentence.”
Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book

Dani Alexander
“Peter to Austin:
"Hard-ons don't make you think less. They make you think stupid. Which makes me think you must have one 24/7.”
Dani Alexander, Shattered Glass

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Patrick Rothfuss
“I’d heard you were dead.”
"I heard you wear a red lace corset,” I said matter-of-factly. “But I don’t believe every bit of nonsense that gets rumored about.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Erin Hunter
“Mousedung!”
Erin Hunter

Laini Taylor
“You mean he came to your school? The scandalous rodent-loaf!”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

John Green
“Her hair is ridiculous," I said.

"I know. That was the only thing I said about her that was true. When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back, you know? I mean, there are highlights. And there are streaks. And then there are skunk stripes.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Kresley Cole
“The bottom line is, insults only hurt when they come from someone I respect.”
Kresley Cole

Scott Westerfeld
“Oh, this beast? It's...perspicacious loris. 'Perspicacious' meaning 'wise or canny'."
"Get stuffed," Bovril said, then giggled.
"And it insults people," Telsa said. "How peculiar.”
Scott Westerfeld, Goliath

William Shakespeare
“Tax not so bad a voice to slander music any more than once.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

J.R.R. Tolkien
“They were frightfully angry. Quite apart from the stones no spider has ever liked being called Attercop, and Tomnoddy of course is insulting to anybody.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Cassandra Clare
“Madam Dorothea shot him a dark look. "If you were half as funny as you thought you were, my boy, you'd be twice as funny as you are.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

William Shakespeare
“You are thought here to the most senseless and fit man for the job.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Brandon Sanderson
“The only time you seem honest is when you’re insulting someone!”
“The only honest things I can say to you are insults.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

William Shakespeare
“They lie deadly that tell you have good faces.”
William Shakespeare, Coriolanus

Roald Dahl
“You ignorant little slug!" the Trunchbull bellowed. "You witless weed! You empty-headed hamster! You stupid glob of glue!”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

John Ringo
“Shall I show him in or tell him to go find a short and unpleasant route to hell?”
John Ringo, There Will Be Dragons

William Faulkner
“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
(on Ernest Hemingway”
William Faulkner

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