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A Literary Insult for Every Occasion

Sometimes, all you really need is to express your deep, abiding hatred for a fellow human being. For when the fire of your contempt has apparently charred your left temporal lobe and rendered you speechless, check out this beautiful list of literary comebacks and insults, assembled by the fantastic nerds over at

Personal favorite? “If your brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.” – Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut. So elegant and simple, and yet so disgustingly visual.


Haters Gonna Hate

Words are powerful. The right ones actually make people think.Of course, with great power, as every Spiderman fan knows, comes great responsibility, and sometimes, the powers that be deem a book just too dangerous for public consumption.

Check out this gallery of banned books, some censored for more obvious reasons (yes, Lolita, I’m looking at you), and others which seem far more innocent (though, who knows, Where’s Waldo may have a hidden agenda).