Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A Gnome...

...in the proper sense of that term. I find it interesting that there is nearly always something ''wrong'' with a genius - Mozart probably had Asperger Syndrome, Socrates was a pederast (like Michelangelo), Cellini, the greatest goldsmith who ever lived, experimented with every possible vice, Milton suffered with an extreme kind of puritanism, the mathematician John Nash has schizophrenia. As Wilde himself famously said: ''Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.''

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