Saturday, 22 November 2008

Handsome men, and the purpose of writing

I read a couple of quotes in the last few months that must have made an impression on me since their still on my mind. So I figure I'd share them. The first is from Bill Watterson, and it's in a Calvin and Hobbes strip:

"The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity."

It was enormously cathartic reading that!

The second quote is from Roald Dahl:

"Personally, I mistrust all handsome men. The superficial pleasures of this life come too easily to them, and they seem to walk the world as though they themselves were personally responsible for their own good looks. I don't mind a woman being pretty, that's different. But in a man, I'm sorry, but somehow or other I find it downright offensive."

Personally, pretty women bug me just as much. But otherwise I'm with the guy - and handsome men are a good target for attack!

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