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Oscar Wilde
(1856-1900) born on
Oct 16
Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist. He was noted for his flamboyant witty, sophisticated plays, e.g., "The Importance of Being Ernest," 1895.
         
   
F
I have put my genius into my life; all I've put into my works is my talent.

R
I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air; transformed it; let it escaped and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.
A
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
N
In all pointed sentences some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
K
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
R: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: "On the Bravery of the English Common Soldier," in "Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.," vol. 10, ed. by Sir John Hawkins, 1787.
K: Erskine, in "The Portrait of Mr. W. H.", ch. 1; first published in "Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine," Jul 1889.
   


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