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Regina61285
02-12-2009, 09:48 AM
It's a beautiful and true to life quote. I love Oscar's imagination and wit. He is amazing.
The things that has more value in life has no price, you can't buy happiness. And people don't give the value those things deserve, for example a friend or a family who is always there when you need them or someone that "borrow an ear" to your problems.
I'd like to know ur opinion

Silas Thorne
02-12-2009, 04:30 PM
:) I agree with you. I started writing again poetry recently and discovered the joy that expressing myself on a pen and a piece of paper could bring.

I often think that Oscar's genius was because he didn't hold back thoughts and ideas that others might thing of as outrageous, and followed them to see what truth was in them. Maybe that's a false perception of mine.

Regina61285
02-12-2009, 07:33 PM
:) I agree with you. I started writing again poetry recently and discovered the joy that expressing myself on a pen and a piece of paper could bring.

I often think that Oscar's genius was because he didn't hold back thoughts and ideas that others might thing of as outrageous, and followed them to see what truth was in them. Maybe that's a false perception of mine.

Oh I see you like Saki!! He was also amazing and very cunning. the way he satirized and mock at his society was incredible clever. I love those writers another one is Chaucer. and i congratulates you for trying poetry as a way of expressing yourself. I hope you share your art :)

God bless you! (If you don't follow any faith plz don't take it as an offense :blush:)

see you

peepfoot
05-11-2009, 06:28 PM
:) I often think that Oscar's genius was because he didn't hold back thoughts and ideas that others might thing of as outrageous, and followed them to see what truth was in them. Maybe that's a false perception of mine.

Not false at all. As a matter of fact, the simplicity in which he describes his thoughts is what was amazing about his genius. He simply stated the facts. Which some might be viewed as wrong, but he lived on the edge constantly.
This quote is misquoted. The quote is from Lady Windemere's fan, and is supposedly how you describe a cynic.
"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." - Lord Darlington, Act 2.
He speaks not of society. He speaks of cynicism.

kelby_lake
09-18-2012, 10:13 AM
peepfoot's right.