Monday, February 11, 2013

Quote of the Day (Oscar Wilde, on the Wild West)

“From Salt Lake City one travels over the great plains of Colorado and up the Rocky Mountains, on the top of which is Leadville, the richest city in the world.  It had also got the reputation of being the roughest, and every man carries a revolver.  I was told that if I went there they would be sure to shoot me or my travelling manager.  I wrote and told them that nothing that they could do to my travelling manager would intimidate me.”—Oscar Wilde, “The Ethics of Art in Leadville,” in The Best of the Raconteurs, selected by Sheridan Morley and Tim Heald (2000)

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