Quote for the Day

Posted by Nightingale | 10:37 AM | , | 5 comments »

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde


  1. Toni V.S. // April 1, 2008 at 11:12 AM  

    Wilde couldn't have known about Internet chat rooms, but certainly in some cases, they act as a "mask" behind which people can tell the truth, or at least, reveal more of themselves than they wish to! Conversely--and ironically--they can also act as an outlet for secret desires or let a person become what he might wish to be. And isn't that, in its own way, revealing a truth, even a hidden one, about one's self?

  2. Nightingale // April 1, 2008 at 12:45 PM  

    Deep thoughts, Toni. True. I'm thinking that when Sinners Opera becomes wildly popular, I'll do a blog from Morgan's POV. Call me crazy. (tongue in cheek)

  3. Beth Trissel // April 1, 2008 at 1:32 PM  

    Wow, Wilde is deep.

  4. Mary Marvella // April 1, 2008 at 6:43 PM  

    Some brilliant actors aren't able to express themselves as themselves but reveal so much of themselves in the roles they play.

  5. Nightingale // April 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

    I was thinking of writers when I posted this -- our mask/our characters? But you're absolutely right, Mary.