jack. Is that clever?
Algernon. It is perfectly phrased! and quite as true as any observation in civilised life should be.
jack. I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.
Algernon. We have.
jack. I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about?
Algernon. The fools?”