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Terça-feira, 11 de Março de 2008

Glorious insults

Este vai mesmo em inglês. Foi assim que o recebi, e para além disso, há coisas que apenas têm sentido na língua original.

There was a time when words were used beautifully. These glorious insults are from an era when cleverness with words was still valued, before a great portion of the English Language was boiled down to four-letter words!

·        The exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor:

She said, 'If you were my husband, I'd give you poison,' and he said, 'If you were my wife,  I'd take it.'


·        Gladstone, a member of Parliament, to Benjamin Disraeli:

'Sir, you  will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.'

'That  depends, sir,' said Disraeli, 'On whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.'


·         'He had delusions of adequacy.' - Walter Kerr

·         'He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.' -  Winston Churchill

·         'A modest little person, with much to be modest about.' - 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)

·         Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big  words?' - Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

·         'Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.' - Moses Hadas

·         'He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.' - Abraham Lincoln

·         '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

·         'There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.' -  Jack E. Leonard

·         'He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.' - Robert Redford

·         'They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of  human knowledge.' - Thomas Brackett Reed

·         'In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.'  - Charles, Count Talleyrand

·         '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

·         'He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination.' - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

·         'He has Van Gogh's ear for music.' - Billy Wilder

·         'I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.' -Groucho Marx
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