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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
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

R
The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral.
A
The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
N
There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.
K
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
R: Ernest, in "The Critic as Artist," pt. 1 (published in "Intentions," 1891).
A: x
N: Lord Henry, in "The Picture of Dorian Gray," ch. 4, 1891.
K: Lord Henry, in "The Picture of Dorian Gray," ch. 1, 1891.
   


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