The World Grows Bigger As You Age

I am not young enough to know everything.

**Oscar Wilde

Peak Age

“Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.”

**Importance of Being Earnest

Playing Hard to Get

“Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.”

**Oscar Wilde

 

Worth v. Risk

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

**Wilde

 

Words: Beautiful in their Horror

“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”

**The Picture of Dorian Grey

Fashion Shows –Why So Often?

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

**Oscar Wilde

Life Without Gossip

“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about,

and that is not being talked about.”

–Oscar Wilde

Counting Running Chickens

“People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it’s impossible to count them accurately.”

–Oscar Wilde