Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Gone Wilde

Being in England and travelling from Victoria Station has put me in the mood for Oscar Wilde. Here are a few of my favorite Wilde quotations.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
(Lady Windermere's Fan)

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
(The Picture of Dorian Gray)

To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.
(The Critic as Artist)

But what is the difference between literature and journalism?
...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
(The Critic as Artist)

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
(De Profundis)
Hmmm, perhaps I should stop with that!

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