oscar wilde

Sitting on a train back to Manhattan from Westchester recently, I reached the last page of the only book I’d brought with
Oscar Wilde Ireland's most famous playwright is adored, but you wouldn't know it by this statue. Located near the National
Actually, she didn't. A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a treasure trove of unsourced quotations
Jim Morrison said, "The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role
Before we judge our success by our bank account or our belongings, may we remember the priceless, unique gifts we have inside
Magritte, who made his way mostly as an advertising illustrator, persistently argued that his dodgy images of people and
Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
Like the story I read recently that Senator Tom Cotton admitted to being "ex-gay." It's linked to stories about people in
I would like to illustrate this concept using the famous myth of Narcissus. Originally, it is a an etiological story, which
Beautiful thoughts cost nothing and they are privilege of the poor. Beautiful thoughts of poor dreamers are absolutely indispensable to a social stability.
Oscar Wilde's story - his rise and fall - remains fascinating. His plays were the toast of London and his 1895 masterwork The Importance of Being Earnest, was being staged at the time of his scandalous trial.
One of the most celebrated authors of his time, Oscar Wilde spent two years in jail for "gross indecency." When given the option to flee London or go into exile in Paris, he preferred waiting for the police while dining on lobster at the discreet Cadogan Hotel.
The time is long overdue to re-imagine the very concept of fame. Enough with the vapid "fame for the sake of fame" corporate manufactured "stars," who appear out of nowhere to hog up the public airwaves and divert attention from the vital issues threatening our democracy and planet.
Why do I apologize so much? In what ways do I minimize myself and my efforts? And the big one, of course: How seriously do I take myself?
They exist in every religious tradition. I'm not talking about fundamentalists. I'm talking about people who believe they're called to turn the spirit and idealism of a religious founder or reformer into institutions.
All great artists which I call artistocrats have a constant lifelong desire to communicate vitally important messages. But sometimes a fervent desire to be understood and to convey an important message looks like a declamation of a Shakespeare's Sonnet to a hungry dog.