Happy 159th to the Man in the Velvet Pants


Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!



Oscar Wilde Biography



“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.”


“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”


“I am not young enough to know everything.”


“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”


“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”


“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”


George Woodcock on Oscar Wilde’s Legacy



“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”


“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”


“It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious.”


“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”


“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”


“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”


“It takes a lot of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.”




“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”


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3 thoughts on “Happy 159th to the Man in the Velvet Pants

  1. Oscar “what’s in a name” Wilde–A poster boy for the copiousness of God’s diversity.

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