October 24, 1997

I Have Nothing to Declare But My Genius

Oscar Wilde on Strong Type Checking

Wilde, when, visiting America for the first time, was asked upon arriving at the New York Customs House if he had anything to declare, and is said to have replied: I have nothing to declare except my genius .
-–Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900)

Wilde, is, of course, one Ireland's most gifted minters of colorful epigrams...

Posted by foote at October 24, 1997 11:20 AM