When Insults Had Class . . . redux

By Franklin Karp
Published on: October 1, 2020

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“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”

-Stephen Bishop


“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.”

-John Bright


“I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.”

-Irvin S. Cobb


“He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.”

-Samuel Johnson


“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.”

– Paul Keating


“In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.”

-Charles, Count Talleyrand


“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.”

-Forrest Tucker


“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”

-Mark Twain


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

-Mae West


“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.”

-Oscar Wilde


“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts … for support rather than illumination.”

-Andrew Lang


“He has van Gogh’s ear for music.”

-Billy Wilder


“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I’m afraid this wasn’t it.”

-Groucho Marx


Franklin Karp

Franklin Karp

Franklin is the COO for Audio Video Systems in Plainview, NY - one of the premier custom integration technology firms in the country. He was previously the CEO for Harvey Electronics, a leading hi-end consumer technology retail chain in the NYC area.

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