New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – Oscar Wilde Quotations

imagesA gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century England. He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art. While reading you frequently come across quotes accredited to Wilde. Lately, I’ve been in an Oscar Wilde state of mind. Here are a few of my favorite quotes ESPECIALLY the comma quote that happens to me all the time!

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”  –In Conversation

“I am afraid I play no outdoor games at all, except dominoes … I have sometimes played dominoes outside French cafes. –                 In Coversation

“The most comfortable chair is the one I use myself when I have visitors.” –An Ideal Husband   

“I  have made an important discovery … that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effect of intoxication. –         In Conversation

“Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.” –An Ideal Husband


And because I love china I must include Oscar Wilde’s determination to “live up to his blue china.”                                    

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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2 Responses to New Series: A Few of My Favorite Things – Oscar Wilde Quotations

  1. Wonderful post, Stepheny. You picked one of my favorite authors – incredibly witty. He’s on my list of people I would hypothetically like to have dinner with!

  2. With regards to the dominoes, I LOL’d! As for the comma, it’s soooooo me. Writers can really relate, like a comma is a matter of really great importance 🙂

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