Wednesday, January 23, 2008

qotd

Post fodder or just a thing I keep forgetting to do? Either way, thanks again to The Quotations Page, a quote of the day. Who doesn't love Oscar Wilde?
The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.
and for the hell of it another:
Work is the curse of the drinking class.

2 comments:

audrey said...

My two favourite Wilde quotes:

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

and...

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

JJ Ross said...

Favorite Daughter and I love Wilde on education and tutoring, especially "Earnest" lines like:
"Mamma, whose views on education are remarkably strict, has brought me up to be extremely short-sighted; it is part of her system . . ."

In our great uncharted unschooling experiment, I knew everything would be fine as I saw my elder child fall in love with Wilde, Harper Lee and Stephen Sondheim, movies like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Birdcage, and Inherit the Wind (and Monty Python, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, you name it) all for their own sake and her own reasons, in her own time . . .

Speaking of Inherit the Wind, Gene Kelly's H.L.Mencken character (Hornbeck I think, or something like that) tosses off some deliciously Wilde-like lines.