We created a freaking tuck rule! The strength of the emotion may not be so overpowering, the barriers against possession not so insurmountable, the urge to accomplish the desire less keen. Admitting that the whole villain role didn't suit him well, former Miami Heat forward LeBron James showed he's better off playing nice than letting his ego get in the way. Wells, on Henry James He doesn't get ulcers - he gives them. A lady scrubbing the floor. It's always easier to quote something that someone else said, than have the courage to say something original.
He presses the passing colloquialism into his service. She's so ugly, the tide wouldn't take her out. Gustave Flaubert I can't take a well-tanned person seriously. Wanker Less affectionate, and most commonly thrown with some venom. Guys are like parking spaces, they're all either taken or handicapped.
And hipsters in particular, as this song proves: Arsehole As distinct from the American asshole. All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. Twat Sometimes the words are the same on either side of the Atlantic but their meaning and use is different. I should add that unless you are an unusual person, everything you know about the Stoics is probably wrong. I would also advise extreme caution before testing out any of these words on your British friends, although a perfectly placed twat is a very satisfying thing indeed. Wodehouse I would have had more fun at a funeral. As such, I attempt to live in accordance with the advice of my ancient Stoic predecessors, people like Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.
Matt Groening The Sweet Revenge of What's Your Deal? How can I be expected to love someone who tries such crude manipulations as bringing me breakfast in bed? Somerset Maugham The problem with America today is that too many people know too much about not enough. I never forget a face, but in your case, I'll make an exception. I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. Virginia Frans I would have been your father but the guy infront of me had exact change. We start out by praising someone.
Some of their insults are blatant, but many more are subtle. Liz B He spares no resource in telling of his dead inventions. Zanuck He has the vocal modulation of a railway-station announcer, the expressive power of a fence-post and the charisma of a week-old head of lettuce. If people only knew how much I secretly hated them, they'd love me for holding it in. We then crush him with an insult. Minger A recent addition to the canon, and a rather grand one. Groucho Marx I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
They realized that when we get angry, it is usually another person that angers us, and that the way they anger us is by insulting us. I will be bold to take my leave with you. Bill Merrill I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire. Are you stupid or did you just take lessons? They were not grim, unfeeling beings; indeed, in my Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, I argue that the adjective that best describes them is cheerful. So men can remember them.
Disrespect cannot be commanded, it must be earned. This is a universal constant of swearing. Geena Davis The Long Kiss Goodnight When you're as important as I am, getting your feelings hurt by me is almost an honor. His vast paragraphis sweat and struggle; the H. Groucho Marx If it weren't for you, I'd enjoy our sex life. At first I thought this was a strange thing for philosophers to do, but then I figured out what they were up to.
Insult me, and there is a very good chance that I will say nothing. The word refers to masturbation, but a wanker is someone whose defining characteristic is that they masturbate. Bare verbs he rarely tolerates. In my book , I describe the outcome of this experiment. Bellend When it comes to thinking up new insults, the genitals are always a good place to start.