Friday, June 12, 2009

Redemption Explained in Ten Words or Less


"Every saint has a past and every sinner a future."
-- Oscar Wilde

H/T: McNamara's Blog

7 comments:

Maclin said...

This is a more succinct and elegant way of making a point much like C.S. Lewis's, when he said (roughly) the important thing is less the current state of one's soul than the direction in which one is moving.

Pentimento said...

It's funny, Wilde also had a character in "The Importance of Being Earnest" say that he liked women with a past and men with a future. This quote is sort of a "baptized" version, I guess.

Dave said...

I've used that quote frequently.

Mark in Spokane said...

So that's where this quote comes from! I have heard and used that saying for years and didn't know from whence it originated! Thanks so much for pointing this out!

Great blog too, by the way. I am going to add you to my blogroll. Do you reciprocate links?

Cheers!

Pentimento said...

Hi Mark -- I add blogs to my blogroll that I particularly like. I particularly like yours, so it's going on the list!

Mark in Spokane said...

Thanks! I've got you on my blogroll now as well. I really enjoy your blog -- what great reading material! Thank you so much for these wonderful posts.

Pentimento said...

Thanks for your kind words, Mark.