Thursday, January 25, 2007

"...Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please. "

"To criticize it would be like tripping a dwarf."

-Wilfrid Sheed on Otto Preminger's "Hurry Sundown,"

My new favorite quotation and applicable to so many things. I ran across this yesterday catching up on book chats by Washington Post's Michael Dirda my current favorite critic and who I turn to first when looking for something to read. One comes out of a chat session with a multitude of suggestions. Links are below but you may have to register for free to read them in their entirety.

Dirda on Books Archive here.

Dirda Reviews Archive here.

2 comments:

Churlita said...

It is kind of perfect. Can I steal that?

Dexter said...

Naturally. I have always lived by the words of W. Somerset Maugham, "The abiltiy to quote is a servicable subsitute for wit."