Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wilde 'N Out
Usually when I think of the of the word Oscar visions of packaged cold cuts come to mind. Yet even though Oscar Wilde does not have a snazzy commercial about B-O-L-O-G-N-A he stays in the forefront of my mind with his everlasting supply of witticism. Here are a few that I particularly love:
"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. " (pshh what's a little credit card debt? Imagination is priceless after all).
"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."
"A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. " (You know a man is clairvoyant when he can predict the face of botox).
"Only the shallow know themselves."
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. " (Alas, it is a curse, but we must learn to live with it.)
"I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world." (Perez Hilton's motto)
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast." (The self justification for the not-morning- people across the globe, of beds .)
"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." (The philosophy of rehab bound, African baby adopting celebrities everywhere.)
"Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. "
Now even though Oscar Wilde was imprisoned, ridiculed for his dressing sense and accused for having an affair with an underage boy toy you must admit, the man's got style.