I was re-introduced to Oscar Wilde the other day (I could not appreciate him in high school -- what kid would appreciate an old dead guy?) Anyway, this guy had some very practical advice and I've decided to read some of his stuff. Currently, I found this little anecdote of his . . .
Romance is the privilege of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed.
The poor should be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde
Hey, ain't Oscar cold pimpin' with his cane and fur and everything? -- sorry, couldn't help commenting on that.
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