Legendary wit born today in 1854, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Something ironic in posting a quote there.
And I like this a lot:
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Oscar Wilde”
I really loved him. Broke my heart when I think in jail they wouldn’t let him write. I think a letter a month, something like that. So tragic. He was such a genius. Ever see the film Wild? It’s great – stirring, upsetting. Jude Law plays the lover and Stephen Fry Oscar Wild. I recommend it.
I haven’t seen that, I’ll have to look for it, thanks!His tomb in Paris is now blocked off by a glass wall. So many people were leaving lipstick kisses on it, it was becoming damaged.
Something tells me he would have liked that.
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