Friday, November 16, 2007

Quote Week, Day 5

Another Brit sounds off: the wisdom of Oscar Wilde.

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."

"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."

"I am not young enough to know everything."

"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular."

"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

"Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

"Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike."

And a fitting conclusion for Quote Week: "
Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit."

1 comment:

Jenny Blair said...

Quoted in an article on character comic Steve Coogan:
"...To become 'a spectator of one's own to escape the suffering of life.'"