Point of interest

23rd March 2012 at 00:00

Why ignorance is an exotic fruit

I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.

Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) by Oscar Wilde.

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