Sunday, 8 April 2012

Wilde Abandon

"Books are never finished, they are merely abandoned."

~ Oscar Wilde

7 comments:

Dianna Fielding said...

That's a great quote!

Chris Speck said...

I'm able to abandon a novel in just a few sentences.

Jonathan Green said...

:-D

Dave Morris said...

It is a great quote, but I don't think it's one of Oscar's!

Jonathan Green said...

Oh, that's interesting. Every source I can find says it's his.

If it's not, any idea who did say it?

Dave Morris said...

That's the trouble with the internet, isn't it? I've seen the quote attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, even, but in fact I believe it originated with Paul Valéry, and was rendered in the pithy form we know today by George Lucas. Sorry, I know Oscar would be more respectable :)

Jonathan Green said...

But not necessarily more right. ;-)