Famous Insults in History

Source: Jerusalem Post, May 5

When asked about an opera singer’s execution, President Coolidge responded, “I’m all for it.”

When asked what he thought of Western civilization, Gandhi replied, “I think it would be a good idea.”

Churchill: “Americans will always try to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.”

Charlotte Whitton: “Whatever women must do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”

Mae West: “His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”

Groucho Marx: “I never forget a face, but in your case, I’ll make an exception.”


One response to “Famous Insults in History

  1. Who was Mae West referring to? I found a clue online suggesting that this quote is “almost certainly a comment on Lloyd Nolan’s character in ‘Every Day’s a Holiday’.” That was a 1937 comedy, starring and co-written by West. The quote doesn’t occur in the trailer for the film, which is here:

    If I can find the complete film online, I’ll watch it and report back.