The donjon of Vincennes was considered very unhealthy and Madame de Rambouillet had said that the room in which the Marechal Ornano and the Grand Prior de Vendome had died was worth its weight in arsenic -- a bon mot
which had great success.
"You need not hurry when the object is only to prevent my saying a bon mot
, for there is not the least wit in my nature.
With my southern temperament, warped by the life I led in Paris, I should certainly have come to look without pity on an unhappy girl betrayed by her lover; I should have laughed at the story if it had been told me by some wag in merry company (for with us in France a clever bon mot
dispels all feelings of horror at a crime), but all sophistries were silenced in the presence of this angelic creature, against whom I could bring no least word of reproach.
Goethe said that every bon mot
of his had cost a purse of gold.
Just as Monsieur de Talleyrand was supposed to hail all events of whatever kind with a bon mot
, so in these days of the Restoration the clerical party had the credit of doing and undoing everything.
These are the services we offer at Agence Le Bon Mot
and we have seen much success for many of our brands that have joined the shows since a few years back.
Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is a "play in which nothing happens, twice," in Vivian Mercier's bon mot
. Less known to English-speaking audiences is another work in which nothing happens twice, namely Luis BuAaAaAeA~uel's 1962 film, The Exterminating Angel.
Kate Beckinsale, as Lady Susan Vernon, savours ever acidlaced bon mot
with relish, observing that "facts are horrid things" as she stacks one tiny fib atop another.
Scheming Lady Susan Stillman gifts this peach of a role to Kate Beckinsale and she savours every acid-laced bon mot
One-liners pop up and tickle the funny bone, such as this bon mot
about seeing a movie in the theater: "I didn't like the movie; but then I saw it under adverse conditions -- in the dark."
For that we must be grateful and now not least because of this eloquent bon mot
from a critical friend.