November 11, 2009

“Hell Hath No Fury”


“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
       William Congreve (1670-1729)
       The Mourning Bride (1697), Act III, sc. 8
       Origin of the saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”


“Hell hath no fury like a toddler whose TV gets turned off in midcartoon.”
       Susan Fox
       In her book Rookie Dad (2001)


“Lee Marvin and his former live-in companion Michelle Triola Marvin have been in court to settle her claim that he owes her half his income from the six years they lived together...Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn, and Michelle Triola, like a screeching, squealing, repetitious swamp sow is after actor Lee Marvin's last three million dollars.”
       Dan Aykroyd
       In a classic “Weekend Update” segment on Saturday Night Live
       Season 4, Ep. 15, March 17, 1979 


“Hell hath no fury like the family.” 
       Tagline on poster used to promote Season 5 of The Sopranos in 2004


“Obviously Logan [Project Runway contestant Logan Neitzel] is not familiar with the adage hell hath no fury like a woman scorned by a pretty boy hack who thinks suspenders epitomize Hollywood chic and who should have been ousted weeks ago but has been skating by because Heidi [Host Heidi Klum] thinks he’s cute and the judging has been totally whackadoodle this season.”
       Missy Schwartz
       In her Project Runway recap on EW.com, Oct. 2009

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