The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Contributed by: Zaady
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.
The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
As long as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked on as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
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