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.


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."