Famous Sayings: #27 — ‘Revenge Is A Dish…’

September 11, 2016

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Every now and then, I will hear this phrase.

A variation of the phrase has been used in movies. For example, “Kind Hearts and Coronets” (1949) as using a version of the phrase:

Revenge is a dish which people of taste prefer to eat cold.

There was a variation in “The Godfather.” The 1969 film had Don Corleone said, “Revenge is a dish that tastes best when it is cold.”

The film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is cited here, as well. In “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” Khan said: “Kirk, old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb, ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’?”

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