Sunday, 3 July 2005


I have to confess: I don't like Oscar Wilde. Things like ""I can resist anything but temptation" or "A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her" irritates me quite a lot, but he's got his moments, like this one:

"As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for schoolboys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but the punishment that the good have inflicted: and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime"


"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow"

Nice one, Oscar.


I.:.S.:. said...

“Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow”

This one's really good, actually. I used to like the one about lying in the gutter best...

I bet he was an infuriatingly glib person to actually know, Oscar.

Indigobusiness said...

Yeah, Mikey, you nailed it.

Glibness strikes deep.