Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Talent is in the Eye of the Beholder

The great J.M Barrie, author of Peter Pan, Quality Street, The Admirable Crichton and so many other wonderful plays and stories, never made too much of his literary talent, always trying to keep it balanced with the other weighty matters of life.

A great example? He once chided his contemporary, the philosophic, socially-conscious curmudgeon, H.G. Wells -- "It is all very well to be able to write books, but can you waggle your ears?"