Ignorance is Bliss

My memory has never been good at retaining information, noticeably more so as I climb the ladder of age. Even a simple "Knock, knock" joke escapes my mind by the time I reach the punch line. However, a good, juicy quote always sticks in my mind.

This week, Liane Hansen speaks with British comedy writers John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. They've compiled an anthology of quotes under the title "If Ignorance is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times." In England, the writing partners are best known for creating the comedy panel quiz show "Q.I." with presenter Stephen Fry. "Q.I." stands for Quite Interesting.

If you have a quite interesting quote of your own to share, go to the comments section below. We look forward to reading and discussing your best lines. Before I go, in the words of Oscar Wilde, "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."

Here's a clip of the BBC television show Q.I. It explains the difference between a biscuit and a cake.



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