Stylist.co.uk has put together a list of the 50 "snarkiest jibes in literature". Here are a select few:
"Well, well, well, well. If it isn't fat, stinking billygoat Billy-Boy in poison. How art thou, thy globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip-oil? Come and get one in the garbles, if you have any garbles, you eunuch jelly thou."
"I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar!"
After Claude by Iris Owens
"If looks could kill, you'd soon find out that yours couldn't."
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
"It should take you about four seconds to walk from here to the door. I'll give you two."
"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me"
"He is simply a hole in the air."
"Any woman who counts on her face is a fool."
"Everything people do that doesn't work has to be somebody else's fault. Next time you know, geezers'll be suing the government for getting old and kids'll be taking their mommies to court because they come out ugly."
"On a related subject, Signore Pazzi, I must confess to you: I'm giving serious thought to eating your wife."
"As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking."
"All morons hate it when you call them a moron."
See all 50 "put downs" on their website.