A little book about truth, in a world defined by insidious lies
The Wisdom of Oz presents the finest pearls of wisdom from Australians of all walks of life – from politicians to actors, journalists to sportspeople, bushrangers to businessmen.
An aphorism worthy of its name requires truth, surprise and concision. In compiling the first Australian compendium of aphorisms, we looked not only for lasting truths, but also for a touch of self-deprecation, an admission of fallibility, an honest comment that might cost political points.
The result is entertaining, witty and profound – an essential addition to any Australian library.
‘Politics is both fraud and vision.’ Donald Horne
‘I’ve been to the other side and let me tell you, son, and there’s fuckin’ nothing there.’ Kerry Packer, after he was technically dead for a few moments
‘It’s no fun being a bluestocking in a family of jockstraps.’ Colleen McCullough