Quote of the day—Oscar Wilde

There is no such thing as an amoral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.

Oscar Wilde
1891
Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
[One could just as well substitute “gun” for “book” and “made” for “written” and have just as a profound, timeless, and controversial statement. And in the truthfulness department I would give the edge to the version about guns rather than books.—Joe]

1 thought on “Quote of the day—Oscar Wilde

  1. I would say that *all* books are amoral.
    If it was changed to “There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.” then I would agree.

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