“Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-one.” … In Ben-Hur, that's good.

Screenwriter, playwright and novelist Gore Vidal is linked to two famous quotations about whipping. One is a funny quip about the old form of corporal punishment called “birching” (whipping someone with a bundle of birch tree rods):        “I’m all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.” This quote appears in many … Read more