I HAVE NOTHING TO DECLARE EXCEPT MY GENIUS

I HAVE NOTHING TO DECLARE EXCEPT MY GENIUS

Arthur Ransome did not put the famed remark in quotation marks in his book, Oscar Wilde, a Critical Study. He simply referred to it, writing that one of the famous things Wilde did in America was “to tell the Customs Officials that he had nothing to declare but his genius.”
I HAVE NOTHING TO DECLARE EXCEPT MY GENIUS
I HAVE NOTHING TO DECLARE EXCEPT MY GENIUS