Wednesday, 8 November 2006

potent quotables

For one reason or another, I've been reading quotes today, a practice which draws the reader inevitably towards the genre's undoubted master, Oscar Wilde. For instance:

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Hard to argue with that.

Having claimed that Wilde was the genre's master, it must be admitted that I began the browse with Groucho Marx, who, despite a different approach, is no mug either.

2 comments:

michael said...

Quote on the ferry today was - "The trick to life is to remember it's OK to be human". Profound..? Am not so sure.

Beck said...

Quote in girls' bathroom in Steele building at UQ:

"Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. So that when you criticise them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes."