Posts Tagged 'Oscar Wilde'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/15/15

White Women in Opium Den, Chinatown, S. F.: Fr...

White Women in Opium Den, Chinatown, S. F.: From Album of views of California and the West, Canada, and China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(He must have come up with this one after visiting an opium den.  And, I don’t care what he meant!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/01/15

MS Oscar Wilde

MS Oscar Wilde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Moderation is a fatal thing.  Nothing succeeds like excess.”   —   Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Ahh!  The “Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse” mentality.  Some people feel they have to be this way in order to be . . . relevant.  Others don’t.  A short, jam-packed life of . . . experiences vs. a long, drawn out life of meaningless . . . existence?  Oscar Wilde only lived to 46.  And the last 4 – 5 years were in progressively declining health.  There is no guarantee of tomorrow, but most of us think we have to believe we’ll see it.  Wilde was more reviled than revered during his lifetime, so this philosophy made perfect sense, to him.   Most of the rest of us strive for more of a happy medium.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/25/15

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on ca...

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on card mount: albumen. Español: Oscar Wilde, impresión fotográfica en papel de albúmina. Français : Oscar Wilde, une photographie connue. Tirage albumen sur carte. Gaeilge: Oscar Wilde, prionta ghriangraf ar cárta albaimin. Italiano: Oscar Wilde, una fotografia che ci sia pervenuta, ricavata da una stampa fotografica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this world there are two tragedies.  One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(Ah, yes.  Be careful what you wish for.  You just might get it.  And, then some!  Been there, done that.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/01/14

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”   —   Oscar Wilde

(I wonder how a young twenty something would write this line today?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/27/14

English: Oscar Wilde memorial, Dublin, Ireland.

English: Oscar Wilde memorial, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”   —   Oscar Wilde

Dr. Seuss cartoon

Dr. Seuss cartoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(I think this line must have been a big inspiration to Dr. Seuss.  I can’t agree, or disagree, with it.  It makes my brain hurt.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/04/13

 

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on ca...

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on card mount: albumen. Español: Oscar Wilde, impresión fotográfica en papel de albúmina. Français : Oscar Wilde, une photographie connue. Tirage albumen sur carte. Gaeilge: Oscar Wilde, prionta ghriangraf ar cárta albaimin. Italiano: Oscar Wilde, una fotografia che ci sia pervenuta, ricavata da una stampa fotografica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Always borrow money from a pessimist.  He won’t expect it back.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(Ya gotta love it!  That Wilde-man lived by his own rules.  Convention be damned!  Be well, be yourself and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Thanksgiving Cryptoquote Spoiler – 2013

Oscar Wilde at Oxford

Oscar Wilde at Oxford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(And that is why we celebrate Thanksgiving, folks!  My only blood relatives today will be my children.  But, I will also be celebrating with a number of in-laws and outlaws and friends.  All of whom I consider family.  Be well and do good, friends.  And . . . be thankful!)   —   YUR

(Finally) Sunday Cryptoquote – 08/18/13

 

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on ca...

English: Oscar Wilde, photographic print on card mount: albumen. Español: Oscar Wilde, impresión fotográfica en papel de albúmina. Français : Oscar Wilde, une photographie connue. Tirage albumen sur carte. Gaeilge: Oscar Wilde, prionta ghriangraf ar cárta albaimin. Italiano: Oscar Wilde, una fotografia che ci sia pervenuta, ricavata da una stampa fotografica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I dislike arguments of any kind.  They are always vulgar, and often convincing.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(From one of his plays.  Anyone know which one???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/12/13

Mick Jagger cor 05

Mick Jagger cor 05 (Photo credit: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria)

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.”   —   Oscar Wilde

sexually transmitted diseases

sexually transmitted diseases (Photo credit: Adams999)

(Like cancer, venereal diseases, shark attacks, snake bites . . . dates with Ann Coulter . . . Brussels sprouts.  Count your damn blessings, whiners!  LOL!  Besides, like The Mick says:  “But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need, baby”  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/14/12

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (Photo credit: Joy Weese Moll)

I love talking about nothing.  It’s the only thing I know anything about.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(My favorite literary bad boy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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