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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
Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned. . . . To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on.

R
Don't give a woman advice; one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
A
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
N
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
K
We have been able to have fine poetry in England because the public do not read it, and consequently do not influence it. The public like to insult poets because they are individual, but once they have insulted them, they leave them alone.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Vivian, in The Decay of Lying (published in Intentions, 1891).
R: x
A: x
N: x
K: The Soul of Man under Socialism, in Fortnightly Review (London, Feb. 1891; repr. 1895).
   


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