There are some great lines in this list. Can you identify which books these insults came from?
"If your brains were dynamite there wouldn't be enough to blow your hat off."
"'It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever,' he said. 'Have you thought of going into teaching?'"
"To describe the young haremaid's singing voice as akin to a frog trapped beneath a hot stone would have been a great insult to both frog and stone."
The list of twenty such insults are all labeled with their sources at io9. Link -via HuffPo Books