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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
Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.

R
The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature.
A
Wordsworth went to the Lakes, but he was never a lake poet. He found in stones the sermons he had already hidden there.
N
It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produced a false impression.
K
In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the press.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
R: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
A: Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying" (published in Intentions, 1891).
N: from The Importance of Being Earnest
K: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1881
   


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