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The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED

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"He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animated abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarize it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely." —Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

(This is the original hipster justification for “it was cool until it got popular.”)

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