Shakespeare's Insults You can tell by the hundreds of imaginative biting quips in Shakespeare's plays that the man adored a good insult. The following is small collection of the very best of Shakespeare's jabs and affronts. You are not worth another word, else I'd call you knave.All's Well that Ends Well (2.3.262) I do desire we may be better strangers.As You Like It (3.2.248) He is deformed, crooked, old and sere, Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; Stigmatical in making, worse in mind. Thou whoreson, senseless villain! Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all! You abilities are too infant-like for doing much alone. They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces . You wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause between an orange wife and a fosset-seller. More of your conversation would infect my brain. For such things as you, I can scarce think there's any, ye're so slight. Away! O thou vile one! Take you me for a sponge?