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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.
Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people. . . . The Japanese people are. . . simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognise the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1881
R: The Soul of Man Under Socialism."
A: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
N: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
K: The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 8 (1891).

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