SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – Oscar Wilde


I have created this new blog category. Each Monday, I post one of my favorite quotes. Join me for a chuckle, a spot of inspiration, or a sigh when you say, “Oh, I love this.”



“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
        Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900) was an Irish writer and poet. He became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. One of the things he is remembered for today are his epigrams. Some of his famous lines  are among my collectable quotes.


I have written in journals through the years, sometimes religiously, and at other times only when the spirit moves me. This is why Wilde’s quote makes me smile. I occasionally reread my journal entries, though not on the train, and I’m amazed how many times I have written about putting an issue down, only to find in a later entry, that I have picked it up again. One needs a sense of humor and mischief like Oscar Wilde  in order to face the future.

“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.”  

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest


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: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
This entry was posted in SFH Favorite Quotes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – Oscar Wilde

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Love, love Oscar Wilde, and this quote gave me a big laugh for a Monday!

  2. johnvic8 says:

    Love today’s quote, Stepheny. It reminds me of how much I love to read something I wrote:)

  3. John Holton says:

    Eminently quotable, wasn’t he? Here’s my favorite: “A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s