QUOTE-OLOGY: Oscar Wilde Edition

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Oscar Wilde Quotes

(Welcome to my new series Quote-ology – a curated catalog of quotes that make me smile, laugh and think…sometimes all at the same time.  This is the first installment. Enjoy!)

Who can resist a witty man? So it’s fitting that the inaugural Quote-ology post features some of the best of Oscar Wilde. A Victorian author and playwright, Oscar once famously told a customs agent that he had nothing to declare except his genius. Oh, Oscar, so witty and humble!

Without further ado, here are 8 clever things I wish I’d said, but Oscar unfortunately beat me to it!

  • “Experience is the name everyone gives their mistakes.”
  • “I am not young enough to know everything.”

  • “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

  • “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

  • “Women are made to be loved, not understood.”

  • “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

  • “I can resist everything except temptation.”

  • “Only the shallow know themselves.”

Do any of these quotes resonate with you?


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  1. Linda Roy says

    These are brilliant. I would’ve loved to have a beer with Oscar Wilde.


    • I would’ve loved to have a drink with him, too! I’d be drinking Cosmos and he’d be drinking Martinis! At least that’s the way I imagine it…..

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  3. These are great quotes! I love me some Oscar Wilde! This quote post series is a fabulous idea. I, too, am a quote junkie and I’ll be checking out your Pinterest boards today. I found you on the Pin It blog hop. I’m definitely a new fan!! My little corner is http://www.RocksNoSaltMommy.com


  4. adrianscrazylife says

    I’m a quote junkie too. I have a great board of quotes – look for me at Adrianscrazylif on Pinterest. I like the one – Never love someone who treats you like you’re ordinary. That’s kind of awesome!


  5. When I was much younger I kept a card file of quotes I loved. I wish I knew whatever happened to that collection. I will enjoy your “virtual” version of that old card file!


  6. Your post title on the SITS Sharefest made me want to click over and glad I did! I’m a quote junkie too! There’s some great ones here!


  7. othereverydaystuff says

    I love quotes and love these!! Thank you for sharing!


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