by Jing.....I've been unconsciously revisiting things that bring out "smiles in the mind". Oscar Wilde quotes, New Yorker cartoons, WWII Victory posters, Bob Dylan lyrics, Colbert's Word. I don't know what prompted all this. Maybe some good-ole-fashioned wit and scary honesty is just what I need to make sense of all the seemingly senseless dribble as of late (both literally and figuratively speaking).Speaking of good-ole fashioned wit and scary honesty, Oscar Wilde's a champ at it IMHO. It might be much easier to appreciate his work without knowing his biography, as the long and winding list of scandals in his private life would have put MJ's and Britney's to shame. On the other hand, knowing his fervid appetite for life's pleasures might help one understand the impatience and slight contempt for smallness in his words.Here are a few quotes from him that I simply can't get over:"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.""Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.""Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.""To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."And my all-time favorite: "If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life."
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