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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.
I have put my genius into my life; all I've put into my works is my talent.

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.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
In all pointed sentences some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
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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