A Year of Quotes, 1.12.16

Continuing with Oscar Wilde…

Yes, the public is wonderfully tolerant.
It forgives everything except genius.

The Critic as Artist

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David Bowie 1.6.13 Thought oh the Day

RIP You were my hero for more than one day. [Reblog from the Birthday Post I did for Bowie’s b-day in 2013]

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I’m an instant star.  just add water and stir.”
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[Image courtesy Fashion Office Buzz) [Image courtesy Fashion Office Buzz) David Robert Jones was born on this day in Brixton, London, England in 1947. He is 66 years old.

He attended local schools in Brixton and Bromley. He took choir– his voice was given a grade of average. — and learned to play the recorder. At home his father bought a stack of American 45s and introduced young David to Rock and Roll. Inspired by Little Richard and Elvis Presley he amped up his music cred by adding ukulele and tea-chest bass to the mix.

At age thirteen, inspired by the jazz of the London West End, he picked up the saxophone and called up Ronnie Ross for lessons. Early bands he played with – The Kon-Rads, The King Bees, the Mannish Boys and the Lower Third –provided him with an introduction into…

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A Year of Quotes 1.9.16

Continuing with Oscar Wilde month…

It’s most dangerous nowadays for a husband to pay any attention to his wife in public. It  always makes people think that he beats her when they’re alone.

— Lady Windermere’s Fan

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A Year of Quotes 1.8.1

Another classic from Mr. Wilde…

 

To love oneself is the beginning
of a lifelong romance.

–An Ideal Husband

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A Year of Quotes 1.7.1

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

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A Year of Quotes 1.5.16

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

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(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.)

A Year of Quotes 1.4.16

Mr. Wilde is at it again… This one comes from his play, A Woman of No Importance. The play was originally staged at London’s Haymarket Theatre  in the Spring of 1893. Wilde wrote it at the urging of the Haymarket’s actor-manager, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who wanted to duplicate the success of Lady Windermere’s Fan which premiered a the St. James Theatre the previous season.

One should never trust a woman
who tells one her real age.

A woman who would tell one that,
would tell one anything.

–A Woman of No Importance

Here’s a link to the free e-book of the play courtesy the Guttenberg Project.

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A Year of Quotes 1.3.16

Continuing with Oscar Wilde month…

My experience is that as soon as
people are old enough to know better,
they don’t know anything at all.

–Lady Windermere’s Fan

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A Year of quotes

I’ve already blown one of my New Years Resolutions… to post a quote every day… but I’m giving myself a break and starting today instead.
Since my wonderful friend, Angie, gave me a book of quotes from Oscar Wilde and one of quotes by Charles Dickens I thought I’d start with those fine fellows and continue with a famous author a month. Lets start with Mr. Wilde, shall we…

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world,
except take exercise, get up early,
or be respectable.{The Picture of Dorian Gray}

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