I don't know where I copied the following. Unfortunately, I didn't note the source. Someone had collected insults by famous people. Can insults be appreciated? You be the judge.
He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to a dictionary.
William Faulkner about Earnest Hemmingway
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
And then there was this exchange:
I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend...if you have one.
George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
Can't possibly attend first night, will attend second, if there is one.
Churchill's response to Shaw