"Revenge is a dish best served cold"

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Thu Sep 13 05:01:49 UTC 2001

Sicilian?  Hardly.  Try Klingon ‹ from 1982 in STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF
KHAN, in which Khan (Ricardo Montalban) taunts Kirk: "Ah Kirk, my old
friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that
is best served cold? It is very cold in space."

I'm sure that I heard it before this, but this is the first time I remember
it.  I know, I know; geek check.

On 9/12/01 11:46 PM, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>  This is the title of an opinion in today's LOS ANGELES TIMES, 12 September
> 2001, pg. B-9.  It's also the slogan of a new movie, DINNER RUSH
> (www.DinnerRush.com).
>  It's not in my Stevenson book of quotations.  It goes back to about 1986 on
> the Dow Jones database, where it was cited as an old Sicilian proverb.


Bob Haas
Department of English
High Point University

"Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"

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