I Love Oscar Wilde

"I put all my genius into my life." --Oscar Wilde 199 People

    I Love Oscar

    I recently came back from a Irish Literature summer credits program. It was amazing to read The Picture of Dorian Gray and I truly fell in love with his writing at halfway through the book. You can look at pictures of Wilde and instantly want to know him. Wilde said:  "...
    beconsiderate beconsiderate
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    *Standing Ovation*

    Talk about a guy who didn't give a damn what others thought of him! Oscar Wilde is positively amazing; he basically turned his back on conformity and not only that, wrote amazing plays, poems, and books. Absolutely adore him. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    16-17, F
    Mar 21, 2008

    My Favourite Writer

    Hi, guys! I'm Giulia, I'm 15 years old, I'm Italian and I've registered in "experience project" only for Oscar Wilde. I confess: I was looking for an Oscar's forum in Italian but I have only found this blog (can I call this site a "blog"?), so I decided to register myself. I read...
    MyKindOfWorld MyKindOfWorld
    13-15
    1 Response Aug 14, 2012

    "Put Your Talent Into Your Work, But Your Genius Into Your Life."

    I admire Oscar Wilde, I dont know how old he was when he made comments like the following, but he shows a tremendous understanding of the human nature and of life itself. These are some of my favorite quotes : "No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 6, 2008

    "I never approve, or disapprove,

    of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do. If a personality fascinates me, whatever mode of...
    pleasedontkillme pleasedontkillme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    Love

    "Now it seems to me that love of some kind is the only possible explanation of the extraordinary amount of suffering that there is in the world" - Oscar Wilde
    Minyaa Minyaa
    16-17
    Mar 9, 2013

    The Importance Of Being Ernest

    We read this play in our Freshman English Class. When I was a senior it was the school play. I got the part of Algernon and won best actor.
    sensuousbull sensuousbull
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    You either love him,

    or you just don't get him. I just got a copy of his complete works so I cannot wait to read everything he ever done.
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369
    18-21, M
    Jul 7, 2015

    Who Doesn't ?!

    "The true msytery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." [Oscar Wilde]   He's a genius!
    MrsCole1 MrsCole1
    13-15, F
    Apr 10, 2010

    Deliciously Witty

    A true genius, tongue like a razor and a mind even sharper. Wit was never funnier than told by Oscar Wilde, it was terrible how he was hounded for his sexuality.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    Jun 12, 2010

    Redesigning The Oscarwildefanclub Website

    Hi all , I am the admin of the oscarwildefanclub dot com website and we are looking new content and contributors to the redesigned website. If you have any Oscar Wilde related memorabilia , artwork, pictures, videos , web links that you would like to see featured on the website...
    Osvarwildefanclub Osvarwildefanclub
    41-45, M
    Apr 20, 2012

    On charm, and keeping form

    and poise in the face of otherwise terrifying situations: "Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities."
    pleasedontkillme pleasedontkillme
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    Oscar Wilde - My Patron Saint

    I love Oscar Wilde because he and his books made me realize that there is more to the human soul and psyche and its expression in literature than meets the eye. Firstly, I read "The Picture of Dorian Gray" when I was 14. Without knowing anything in particular about the author's...
    CyrilandVivian CyrilandVivian
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 6, 2012

    Awesome Tshirt

    I just bought a shirt online that says "Libraries - Where the Wilde things are". . . .I'm that excited I had to tell people that would appreciate the humour lol. . . 
    VioletDoomsday VioletDoomsday
    26-30, T
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2011

    His Wit

    It is for Wilde's work that I have attended the theatre most regularly for the one name.  Of course, his wit was known by me long before his work, as he is constantly quoted in articles and tourist related products and merchandise in Ireland, both North and South. ...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 17, 2008

    Oscar.

    oh, oscar, what can i say about you to make people understand? i adore oscar wilde. i've read all of his writings, as well as multiple biographies. such a talented writer, a verbal genius, and a beatiful soul. his life speaks to mine across the bounds of time. oscar....
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    The Picture of Dorian Grey

    Terrifying, moving, makes me look at my self-portraits twice, lol.  My favorite work by Wilde.  Please read it.  You won't be sorry.  Now pardon me while I touch up that painting...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    My Quote

    I love Oscar Wilde hence why the quote on my profile is from him:- "I have nothing to declare except my genius" Brilliant man and I love The Improtance Of Being Ernest. It's just a shame he was persecuted for being gay and his play was closed down - shocking behaviour...
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2009

    Thank You, Oscar.

    I will always be grateful to my 7th grade teacher, who, behind those big glasses and a sheepish smile, was, and I'm sure she still is, the first and unfortunately the only person I've known to be Oscar's fan. She taught me to appreciate him as much as she did, and though I've...
    GirlInTheMirror GirlInTheMirror
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 7, 2010

    „And thus we rust Life's iron chain Degraded

    and alone: And some men curse, and some men weep, And some men make no moan: But God's eternal Laws are kind And break the heart of stone.” The Ballad of Reading Gaol Pure genius.
    lofaszbazmeg lofaszbazmeg
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    A Quote

    "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." Oscar Wilde.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2013

    The Nightingale and the Rose

     "The young Student was still lying on the grass, where she had left him, and the tears were not yet dry in his beautiful eyes.      'Be happy,' cried the Nightingale, 'be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

    Coincidence !?

             Living in a relatively remote area,very few books are available in the whereabouts,let alone English ones.Once,I happened to be visiting a bookshop(100 km away from my home village),where I bought two French books.leaving the shop...
    ardaviraf ardaviraf
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2010

    Beautiful Ugly Moments...

    No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.-Oscar Wilde
    openwindows openwindows
    41-45, F
    May 20, 2013

    The Love For Life

    I am from Ukraine. At first I met with the books of Oscar at 7 years old. It was edition of his fairytails. I was charmed by the plot. Than later at school I read "Picture of Dorian Grey". I was charmed by the Dorian. At the university I read "De Profundis"...
    Darka Darka
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2008

    Pure Genius

    My introduction to this man was The Picture of Dorian Gray. I must thank Oscar Wilde because this book made me realize what type of man I wanted..Lord Henry :P
    desieyez desieyez
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

    Dreamers

    “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
    softkitti softkitti
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

    “be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken.”

    This quote has really been one to change my life. For many years I have been trying to beling to some subgroup. But one day not to lone ago I was rummaging around the internet and I found this quote. It makes sooo much sense and its one of the realist things I have ever read. I...
    NewPersonUnderConstruction NewPersonUnderConstruction
    18-21, F
    Jul 29, 2010

    Where Outcasts Mourn

    "And alien tears will fill for him Pity's long-broken urn, For his mourners will be outcast men, And outcasts always mourn." (Oscar Wilde, excerpt of The Ballad of Reading Gaol) Many will recognize this as the epitaph on Wilde's tomb in Cimitiere du Pere-Lachaise in Paris...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Dec 4, 2011

    To Live...

    "To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people merely exist that is all." I refuse to exist and strive to never become complacent.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 1, 2008

    De Profundis Speaks to Me....

    This from the last paragraph comforts me greatly, but the whole piece is just wonderful: "Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    So True

    A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.Oscar Wilde 'nuff said.
    RSCL RSCL
    46-50
    1 Response Mar 27, 2012

    Connecting and intellectual conversations: "No

    other activity was like it. To project one's soul into some gracious form, and let it tarry there for a moment; to hear one's own intellectual views echoed back to one with all the added music of passion and youth; to convey one's temperament into another as though it were a...
    pleasedontkillme pleasedontkillme
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    The Happy Prince

    If I read this over and over and over... The Happy Prince High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    1 Response Dec 18, 2010
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