October 08, 2002
Quotation Of The Day

From "The Match-Maker", in Chronicles of Clovis, by 'Saki' (H. H. Munro):

Clovis relapsed for a few golden moments into tender intimacies with a succession of rapidly disappearing oysters.

"I think oysters are more beautiful than any religion", he resumed presently. "They not only forgive our unkindness to them; they justify it, they incite us to go on being perfectly horrid to them. Once they arrive at the supper-table they seem to enter thoroughly into the spirit of the thing. There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster."

Maybe not the deepest quotation or the most appropriate to this site, but I like it.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at October 08, 2002 08:05 PM