Tag Archives: Oscar Wilde

A Year of Quotes 1.25.16

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



A Year of Quotes, 1.20.16

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

— The Picture of Dorian Gray



A Year of Quotes 1.18.16

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





A Year of Quotes, 1.17.16

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,
after politics.

–The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Year of Quotes, 1.15.16

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


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


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


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


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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