Hard to believe that Oscar Wilde month only has a week to go. My how time flies…
London is too full of fogs and… serious people.. Whether the fogs produce the serious people or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don’t know…
— Lady Windermere’s Fan
Another skewing witticism by Mr. Wilde. …as appropriate in today’s verbose political season as it was in his day.
All Americans lecture, I believe.
I suppose it is something in their climate.
— A Woman of No Importance
After another round of pre-Iowa caucus debates here in The States I think it is time for some thoughts on the body politic from Oscar Wilde.
I am told that pork-packing
is the most lucrative profession in America,
–The Picture of Dorian Gray
Another from the delightful Mr. Wilde…
What a silly thing love is!
It is not half as useful as logic, for it does not prove anything and it is always telling one things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things
that are not true.
–The Nightingale and the Rose
Continuing with Oscar Wilde…
Yes, the public is wonderfully tolerant.
It forgives everything except genius.
The Critic as Artist
Another classic from Mr. Wilde…
To love oneself is the beginning
of a lifelong romance.
–An Ideal Husband
Another wonderful quote by Oscar Wilde…
Miss Prism: No married man is ever attractive except to his wife.
Chasuble: And often, I’ve been told, not even to her.
–The Importance of Being Earnest
Continuing with Oscar Wilde month here’s a gem about the state of matrimony from Lady Windermere’s Fan. The play premiered on February 22nd, 1892 at London’s St. James’s Theatre.
Our husbands would really forget our existence if we didn’t nag at them from time to time, just to remind them that we have a perfect legal right to do so.
—Lady Windermere’s Fan
(Yes, I’m going to run out of Oscar Wilde images before the month is out. Indulge me while I can still come up with new ones.)