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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017

Oscar Wilde: Live!

Live!
Live the wonderful life that is in you!
Let nothing be lost upon you.
Be always searching
for new sensations.
Be afraid of nothing.

Monday Aug 15, 2016

Oscar Wilde: The insatiable curiosity

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

Tuesday Aug 9, 2016

Oscar Wilde: Unnecessary things

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Monday Nov 23, 2015

Oscar Wilde: Are you yourself?

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Friday Nov 20, 2015

Oscar Wilde: Our emotions

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Monday Nov 9, 2015

Oscar Wilde: The saint and the sinner

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

Monday Aug 31, 2015

Oscar Wilde: To live or to exist?

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Oscar Wilde: Real riches

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Monday Nov 24, 2014

Oscar Wilde: Be yourself

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014

Oscar Wilde: Love in your heart

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.