That Emperor's Club quote....

Well, so I finally got to see The Emperor’s Club the other day, and although I wasn’t blown away, I still felt it was a decent movie.

ANYWAY… That pivotal quote that Kevin Kline’s character says to Sedgwick Bell in the classroom really got to me - I thought it was great:

Immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.

Anyone know the origins of that quote? I saw a similar thread over at IMDB, but no one seemed to know.

HELP! :smack:

Put it into Google (use " " around it) and you’ll get 7 returns. Most of them are from the movie, but I did not click on the others.