Thursday, June 19, 2008

Amusements, of a sort

A book may be very amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single abusurdity. —Oliver Goldsmith

6 comments:

d. chedwick said...

I like this quote!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

the lack of absurdity is dull indeed! I agree with ched a most excellent quote!

citizen of the world said...

That is for sure. (Although the worst is dull books that are also poorly written!)

But you know, in that quote, you could as easily substitute the word "life" for "book."

Ash said...

So true :-)

lettuce said...

i guess it could be dull AND with numerous errors?

hmmm i've read lots of essays like that lately...

Linda said...

Aren't books great? They are a luxery for me as they aren't easy to buy here but I figure since I'm not wearing any expensive clothing, not carrying a Louis Vuiton bag and do my own hair, that I can afford them. I'm worth it, right?