Thursday, April 10, 2008

Oscar Wilde and Tracy Jordan

"The artist is the creator of beautiful things."
"All art is quite useless."
-- Oscar Wilde

"You all look good, NBC tour! Like a solid gold candy bar!"
-- Tracy Jordan

Tracy Jordan's weird compliment (exclaimed in the second episode of 30 Rock) is based in Wilde's philosophy of art. Beautiful things ("You all look good!") are quite useless, like a candy bar that you cannot eat, but that is made of gold.

1 comment:

Voice Of The Eagle said...

One may argue that the candy bar alone fits the quote, as it is delicious but has no nutrients.