Originally posted by haggis:
One could list pages of quotes from Oscar Wilde. Two of my favorites:
The one thing I can't resist is temptation.
The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.
“[A cynic is] a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
Though Woody’s are probably my favorite. Eg.:
“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” (Or the extended, “I don’t want to live on in the hearts and minds of my countrymen, I want to live on in my apartment.”)
But in this time of woeful stupidity in government I also enjoy the great eloquence of political figures past. One in particular.
“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century.”
“Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.”
“What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”
The list is long...