15 Excellent put-downs about famous Men! - One
Bill Press (about Pat Buchanan)
He is racist, he's homophobic, he's xenophobic and he's a sexist. He's the perfect Republican candidate!
Benjamin Disraeli (about William Gladstone)
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself!
Hiram Johnson (about Harrison Grey Otis)
He sits there in senile dementia with a gangrene heart and rotting brain, grimacing at every reform, chattering impotently at all things that are decent, frothing, fuming, violently gibbering, going down to his grave in snarling infamy ... disgraceful, depraved ... and putrescent!
Ambrose Bierce (about Oscar Wilde, 1882)
The ineffable dunce has nothing to say and says it with a liberal embellishment of bad delivery, embroidering it with reasonless vulgarities of attitude, gesture and attire. There never was an impostor so hateful, a blockhead so stupid, a crank so variously and offensively daft. He makes me tired!
Face to face confrontations between famous men:
Don Rickles (to Ernest Borgnine)
Oh my God, look at you. Anyone else hurt in the accident?
George Bernard Shaw (to Winston Churchill)
Am reserving two tickets for you for my premiere. Come and bring a friend - if you have one.
Impossible to be present for the first performance. Will attend second - if there is one.
Golda Meir (to Moshe Dayan)
Don't be so humble, you're not that great.
Donald Trump (to Larry King)
Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad!
John McEnroe (to tennis judge Edward James)
I'm not having points taken off me by an incompetent old fool. You're the pits of the world.
John McEnroe (to a line judge)
You can't see as well as these fucking flowers - and they're fucking plastic.
John McEnroe (to a spectator at a tennis match)
What other problems do you have besides being unemployed, a moron and a dork?
Howard Hughes (to Robert Mitchum)
You're like a pay toilet, aren't you? You don't give a shit for nothing!
Don Rickles (to David Letterman on 02/5/96 "Late Show")
Who picks your clothes - Stevie Wonder?
William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)
Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?