“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” Ok Mr Oscar Wilde let’s talk about you…
‘the virtuoso of the well-turned phrase, the master of studied insult; the timing and precision of those verbal thrusts; aphorisms (short, pithy truths), paradoxes, ironical remarks, sarcasm and needle-sharp rejoinders …delivered with delight, and repeated with vigour.’
Oscar Wilde (born 16th October 1854) lived by his wit, and on his wits, often leaving his companions at their wits end, so they had to have their wits about them.
Wilde in name and wild by nature.
A gifted, outspoken and eccentric poet, critic, playwright, and children’s writer. He was the very embodiment of style, and a fashionable, de rigueur, leader of the Aesthetic Movement.
He had a dazzling, enthralling repartee and his wicked brilliance made him an exceptionally exciting man to invite to tea; to be a victim of Oscar’s sharp, spirited, witty conversation would be ultimate flattery.
Leaning over the table for a slice of cake, he might say –
“I can resist everything but temptation.”
“What a pity that in life we only get our lessons when they are no use to us!”
“Well I’m not young enough to know everything!”
The witticisms, criticisms, wonderisms (this one’s made up!) of genuine genius,
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