Oscar Wilde’s birthday

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, from WildeTimes.net

On this day in 1854, poet, dramatist, novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, magazine editor and rebel Oscar Wilde was born.

Prejudice may have destroyed him, but his works—and quips—live on.

Here is a small selection of quotations.

Oscar Wilde quotation: The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility.

From The Importance of Being Earnest, Act I

Oscar Wilde quotation: Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others .

From Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

Even the disciple has his uses. He stands behind one's throne, and at the moment of one's triumph whispers in one's ear that, after all, one is immortal.

From A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-educated

Oscar Wilde quotation: Those whom the gods love grow young.

From A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-educated

Oscar Wilde quotation: I can resist everything except temptation.

From Lady Windermere’s Fan

 

 

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