Posts Tagged 'Oscar Wilde'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/24/16

I don’t at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back.  It makes one far too conceited.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(Always the witty one!  It’s remarkable how he could live so out there, in that day and age.  Like him, or not, you have to give him a lot of credit.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/15/15

Keller cartoon from the Wasp of San Francisco ...

Keller cartoon from the Wasp of San Francisco depicting Wilde on the occasion of his visit there in 1882 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(Nobody wants to feel like they’ve been forgotten, so it’s kind of reassuring when you hear that people are talking about you.  The only thing I don’t like is the old wives tale that says when you bite your lip while eating:  Someone’s talking about you!  Please!  Stop talking about me while I’m eating!  Because, once you bite your lip it swells, and then you’re more likely to re-bite your lip, making it even worse!  Yeah.  I bite my lip a lot while eating.  So, Please.  Refrain from talking about yer ol’ uncle during meal times.  Keep in mind that I reside in Eastern Standard Time, and kind of use your best judgement.  Outside of those times . . . jabber away about me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/21/15

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”   —   Oscar Wilde

(The man was truly ahead of his time.  He’s dead nearly 115 years, but most of his quotes apply to the here and, now all too well.  Do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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


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