I'M HAVING A WILDE WEEKEND!
“Could anything be less impressive” and “equally fatal to the imagination” than a post that is completely constructed upon quotations from Oscar_Wilde ?
“How wearisome these are” for “there is nothing so deliberately tedious” and “extremely commonplace”. This excercise proudly displays an “entire vagueness of character.” People should expect that “if a person has not got genius, he can at least be dull.”
However, “since you led me to believe that you were not absolutely indifferent to me” and “public opinion exists only where there are no ideas”, so here it 'tis.
Naturally “I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance” and “nothing worth knowing can be taught.” Certainly “only the shallow know themselves” and “pleasure is the only thing that one should strive for."
History proves that “nothing ages like happiness”. Besides, “the whole theory of education is radically unsound, fortunately in this day and age at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.”
“The old believe everything, the middle aged suspect everything, the young know everything.” It has come to my attention that “the soul is born old but grows young, that is the comedy of life. The body is born young and grows old, that is Life’s tragedy.”
“Experience is the name that one gives to their mistakes.”
“Man can believe the impossible but not the improbable” and “wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.” “The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance” because “time, is a waste of money.”
I have come to believe that “Friendship is more tragic than Love, it lasts longer.” and "if a man gets married he should know either everything or nothing.” That being said, “the only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else, if she is plain.”
"Relations are an aggravated form of the public. They are a tedious pack of people who haven’t got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die.”
Tragically “the brotherhood of man is no mere poet’s dream, it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.” Oh well, “manners before morals.”
When all is said and done “it is absurd to divide people into good and bad, people are either charming or tedious.”
Oscar Wilde’s last words as he lay on his deathbed were
“either that wallpaper goes, or I do!”
Do you have any favorite quotes???