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Re: I have nothing to declare but my genius

Posted by masakim on January 07, 2003

In Reply to: Re: I have nothing to declare but my genius posted by Bruce Kahl on January 07, 2003

: : : Can anyone give me the explanation of the quote:
: : : "I have nothing to declare but my genius"

: : http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/191400.html

: It is a smart alecky response that Oscar Wilde gave to a customs inspector upon his entering the US which today would probably get you detained for a year or so.

I have nothing to declare except my genius. (Quoted in _Oscar Wilde_ by Frank Harris Oscar)