Saturday, February 27, 2010

_Decline and Fall_ , Evelyn Waugh, 1928

"Frankly," said the Doctor, "I am at a loss to understand my own emotions. I can think of no entertainment that fills me with greater detestation than a display of competitive athletics, none--except possibly folk dancing."

9 hours


Sat Jiwan said...

Does that mean non-competitive sports (i.e. charity marathons) are not detestable?

ReadDanceBliss said...

This weren't no charity marathon; it was Boston-qualifier, fully-certified, Rock-N-Roll series marathon. I just happened to be doing it for charity...
The best part about that quotation is that the display he's talking about is actually a track meet!