Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.

Oscar Wilde

All of the Wilde quotes I've posted are from a wonderful little book entitled The Wit & Wisdom

of Oscar Wilde by Ralph Keys.


  1. Toni V.S. // May 18, 2008 at 2:55 PM  

    Wilde has so many witticisms in his life and they're so thought-provoking to read. He appears to have lived by so many and didn't care what others thought (which can be both good and bad, as his life has shown, but no preaching today.) In the Hallmark Hall of Fame version of "Dorian Gray" which I consider the best one, because of the hunk title star who unfortunately didn't last very long in the limelight, Wilde's little epigrams (is that the correct word, Linda?) abound. It was a delight to watch George C. Scott's character engage in a verbal duel with some highborn lady, those little gems bouncing back and forth lke a badminton bird!

  2. Beth Trissel // May 18, 2008 at 4:07 PM  

    Ooooh, I like it.

  3. Nightingale // May 18, 2008 at 7:32 PM  

    OOOH Toni I need to know what version and if that is available. George C. Scott?? And who did play our delectable Dorian? Must hit NetFlix so hurry your answer.

    Don't you think the quote says something to us writers? Our passion, our fire inside--our words our mirrors?

  4. Mary Marvella // May 18, 2008 at 11:35 PM  

    So deep and so true. My stories and characters are indeed my passion and each mirrors something I believe.

    Good job, Linda.

  5. Beth Trissel // May 19, 2008 at 4:30 PM  

    Lovely pic, too!