Saturday, 21 June 2008

Saki - sympathetic unselfishness

Another memorable inspiration on oysters came from Saki, the Scottish writer Hector Hugh Munro who lived from 1870 to 1916 when they would have been easily available:

"Oysters are more beautiful than any religion...There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster."

Munro also made this wry quip:

You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.”