THE POETIC ORIGIN OF THE SAYING:
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
THE GAME OF THRONES VERSION:
“A dead enemy is a joy forever.”
WISDOM FROM GERALDINE:
“You don’t have to be a thing of beauty to be a joy forever.”
A DISILLUSIONED LOVER’S LAMENT:
“Face it: a thing of beauty is a joy till sunrise...Then WHAM BAM you’re writing letters to Dear Abby and you're burning black candles at midnight.”
American actor, playwright and screenwriter
Part of Fierstein’s opening monologue, as the character Arnold Beckoff, in Torch Song Trilogy, the 1988 movie adapted from his award-winning play of the same title.
THE EPHEMERAL FACEBOOK PAGE:
“A Dirty Mind is a Joy Forever!”
THE HISPANIC STEREOTYPE VARIATION:
“Climates like those of Mexico and Spain develop a race that finds work tiresome, a ‘thing of duty is a bore forever.’”
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