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Ode to Oscars
(one in particular)

How many Oscars are there in my life?

Let me count them now.

Oscar Meyer Weiner (I CAN sing that song!)

Oscar Meyer Bologna (can I sing that song or what!)

Oscar, the roommate to Felix in the Odd Couple.

Oscar, the golden statue given out yearly to over paid actresses and actors.

Oscar Hammerstein, who worked with Richard Rodgers in Oklahoma and Sound of Music

Oscar Wilde. An Irish Poet and Literary Giant.

Ode to Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a wit
who never knew when to sit
He wrote the funniest stories
and basked in all the glories
of life lived as he wanted it to be
living to a decent age (for an irishman) over the sea.
Wish I could be
just like he (talent wise)
But then again...I wouldn't be me
and worse yet...a he not a she!

Oscar Wilde 1854-1900.
Irish-born writer. Renowned as a wit in London literary circles, he achieved recognition with The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a novel. He also wrote plays of lively dialogue, such as The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), and poetry, including The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898).

Quotations of Oscar Wilde:

About Men

"No man is rich enough to buy back his past."

"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."

"Men become old, but they never become good."
-- “Lady Windermere's Fan”

"I delight in men over seventy, they always offer one the devotion of a lifetime. "
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"How many men there are in modern life who would like to see their past burning to white ashes before them!"
-- “An Ideal Husband”

"A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain."
-- “Lady Windermere's Fan”

"Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors and all the bachelors live like married men."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

"I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean."
-- “Lady Windermere's Fan”

About Women

"One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones."
-- “Lady Windermere's Fan”

"Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood."
-- “The Sphinx Without a Secret”

"It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing."
-- “Lady Windermere's Fan”

"I don't know that women are always rewarded for being charming. I think they are usually punished for it!"
-- “An Ideal Husband”

"I don't think there is a woman in the world who would not be a little flattered if one made love to her. It is that which makes women so irresistibly adorable."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"My dear young lady, there was a great deal of truth, I dare say, in what you said, and you looked very pretty while you said it, which is much more important."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"Women give to men the very gold of their lives. But they invariably want it back in such very small change."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

"I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

"I prefer women with a past. They're always so damned amusing to talk to."
-- “Lady Windermere's Fan”

About People

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."
-- Letter from Paris, dated May 1900

"The more one analyses people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner of later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature."
-- “The Decay of Lying”

"The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing."
-- “The Soul of Man Under Socialism”

"Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualification."
-- “Lord Arthur Savile's Crime”

"It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true ."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

About Life

"Life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it."
-- “Vera, of The Nihilists”

"The Book of Life begins with a man and woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."
-- “An Ideal Husband”

"You must not find symbols in everything you see. It makes life impossible."
-- “Salome”

"We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell."
-- “The Duchess of Padua”

"The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast."
-- “Lord Arthur Savile's Crime”

About Love

"Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman - or the want of it in the man."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance."
-- “An Ideal Husband”

"A kiss may ruin a human life."
-- “A Woman of No Importance”

"A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

"Young men want to be faithful and are not; old men want to be faithless and cannot."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

"Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures."
-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
saved this one!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A wonderful tribute! Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Paul Williams
Ah! dear old Oscar, I think 'Dorian Grey' could've been written about me, oh no, that was 'Going Grey' lol. Silver, an excellent tribute to the wit, raconteur, poet and playwright that was Oscar Wilde.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Fascinating topic, and very interesting Oscar Wilde quotes. I especially like: "We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell."

I also liked Felix's roommate - he had many great quotes, too!
Reviewed by Peter Paton
A wonderful and fitting tribute to a Legend, Oscar Wilde
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
Beautiful trip down memory lane! I love all the Oscars mentioned...
Reviewed by F William Broome
Thank you for a much needed visit with Oscar Wilde ! ! ! I've loved his words since I was young, and this is a great refresher. Back in school and college, I acted in several of his plays, and loved delivering some of the lines... rolling off the tongue like warm melted cheese, or flinging them across stage like a buggy whip ! ! !
As too many of the young, today, say, "Cool - or Auesome!" I say, There will never be a better writer about human nature. - Bill
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Great ode to the man Oscar!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I am not that familiar with Oscar Wilde, but this is a darn good write! Very well done~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
I certainly enjoyed this write. Oscar Wilde and William Yeates are two of my favorite writers. I went to Ireland to see for myself the great people of their verses. I wasn't disappointed because I yearn to return. Thank you for this information too. I am alive this evening with all the words of Wilde running through my head.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Interestin read and lesson about this famous or perhaps infamous man. Did you know he also reside for a portion of his life in my own home town of Halifax and it is said that the small Inn where he lived to this day is haunted by his spirit.

Felix (Perry not Unger)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

A wonderful tribute to Oscar Wilde. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

And I love Oscar Meyer, too :)
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