Friday, October 16, 2009

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900), poet, playwright and author. He is best known as Oscar Wilde, the author/playwright of the popular play The Importance of Being Earnest and the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).

"Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." - Oscar Wilde

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist." - Oscar Wilde

"It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection; through art and art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence." - Oscar Wilde

"The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic." - Oscar Wilde

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." - Oscar Wilde

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