Category Archives: Quotes

Between a What and a What?

Feel like a little insult? Not for you, but for someone else, of course. And today’s offering, from a master of the art, William Shakespeare, is from Coriolanus, Act 2, Scene 1, It’s another gem from Menenius Agrippa (that’s him … Continue reading

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A Falstaffian Rejoinder

Are you suffering through another workweek? Is someone causing you trouble? Would you like a helpful insult or two to throw that person’s way? Well, have no fear, Shakespeare is here. A little while ago we featured an insult Henry … Continue reading

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Poison to My Blood

With this post, The Bard and the Bible blog is changing things up a bit. Rather than “insult Mondays,” we will alternate insults with other posts, all appearing on Tuesdays. Podcasts will still appear every Friday, however. So, today being … Continue reading

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Choice Words

It is Monday, and thus a fine day for another insult from a master of the art, William Shakespeare. Today’s insult is from Act 4, Scene 6, of Shakespeare’s Pericles, in which the virtuous Marina (that’s her, above) tells Boult, who is … Continue reading

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The Worst Kind of Scold

If you are one of those people who has trouble launching a good insult, we are here to serve. All you have to do is subscribe to this website and every Monday you will get a handy insult from Shakespeare. … Continue reading

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Going Alphabetical

A dozen years or so ago, my wife and I were touring Israel when our Palestinian bus driver described our Israeli guide as “zero to the left.” His diction was clear but his meaning was not. To this day we … Continue reading

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Sanguine Coward

Another Monday, another good insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult was loosed by Henry V–the former “Prince Hal”–at his former drinking buddy, Sir John Falstaff: This sanguine coward, this bed-presser, this horseback-breaker, this huge hill of flesh! (1 Henry IV, 2.4.225-6). … Continue reading

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