To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.
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submitted by SylphofLight, August 18, 2014
Quote from Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish writer and wit. Within The Critic as an Artist - an essay containing the most extensive statements of his aesthetic philosophy. A dialogue in two parts, it is by far the longest one included in his collection of essays titled Intentions published in May 1891.
This quote was added February 12, 2008.