So why in the name of Merlin’s saggy left —” “Don’t talk to your mother like that.
— J. K. Rowling

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Paul Gauguin epithet quote

Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
— Charles Lamb

As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet.
— Percy Wynham Lewis