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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Wilde Wit Edition)

Oscar Wilde photoThe Picture of Dorian Gray (three slides)

  • There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
  • There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
  • The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

The Importance of Being Earnest (two slides)

  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!
  • It is absurd to have hard and fast rules about what one should and shouldn’t read. More than half of modern culture depends upon what one shouldn’t read.

Other Epigrams (six slides)

  • As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
  • There is no sin except stupidity.
  • America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
  • I am not young enough to know everything.
  • The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
  • The only thing I can’t resist is temptation.

Inspired by:
Oscar Wilde’s B-day, Oct. 17, 1854 | More quotes please

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