sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2010

The George Bests of the moral domain

Being human is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores, and the vicious are those who have never got the hang of it. They are tenderfoots in the art of living, as botching and crackhanded as a dog waltzing on its hindlegs. The virtuous, by contrast, are those who are successful in the business of living, and what Christians call saints are the virtuosi, the George Bests or Pavarottis of the moral domain.

Terry Eagleton, Sweet Violence: the idea of the tragic, Blackwell Publishing, 2003

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