“I’m not as dumb as you think I am, even if you are!”
Ever wish you had used this comeback when someone was talking down to you? Well, now you can store away this expression from The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner for next time – and then watch their faces as they try to figure out if you actually insulted them or not.
Ok, so maybe you wouldn’t actually say this to someone’s face, but doesn’t it feel better just to think about saying it?
Fiction is funny because it is true – the creative element is finding new solutions to the old problems. And even when we can’t fix them, having a clever comeback helps us feel just a little more in control.
Here are a few more to keep in your arsenal:
“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.” Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
And from Downtown Abbey:
So now it’s your turn-what’s your favorite literary inspired comeback? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!