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Reviews by Oscar Wilde
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“It is a consolation or a misfortune that the wrong kind of people are too often correct in their prognostications of the future; the far-seeing are also the foolish.”
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Oscar Wilde
“The mimicry of passion is the most intolerable of all poses.”
Oscar Wilde, Reviews

Oscar Wilde
“Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul.”
Oscar Wilde, Reviews

Reading Progress

01/30/2012 page 48
16.0% "'The mimicry of passion is the most intolerable of all poses.'"
02/02/2012 page 81
26.0% "'What we do not know about Shakespeare is a most fascinating subject, and one that would fill a volume, but what we do know about him is so meagre and inadequate that when it is collected together the result is rather depressing.'"
03/05/2012 page 125
41.0% "'Nobody, even in the provinces, should ever be allowed to ask an intelligent question about pure mathematics across a dinner-table. A question of this kind is quite as bad as inquiring suddenly about the state of a man's soul.'"
64.0% "'Sane poets are as rare as blue lilies, though they may not be quite so delightful.'"
70.0% "'Though Mr. Balfour may enforce "plain living" by his prison regulations, he cannot prevent "high thinking" or in any way limit or constrain the freedom of a man's soul.'"
74.0% "'To be a fine social critic is no small thing, and to be able to incorporate in a work of fiction the results of such careful observation is to achieve what is out of the reach of many. The difficulty under which the novelists of our day labour seems to me to be this: if they do not go into society, their books are unreadable; and if they do go into society, they have no time left for writing.'"
80.0% "'The history of the game [of poker] will be found very interesting by all card-lovers. Like most of the distinctly national products of America, it seems to have been imported from abroad.'"
82.0% "'There seems to be some curious connection between piety and poor rhymes.'"
84.0% "'It is always a pleasure to come across an American poet who is not national, and who tries to give expression to the literature that he loves rather than to the land in which he lives. The Muses care so little for geography!'"
87.0% "'England has written down her indictment against herself and has given to the world the history of her shame. If in the last century she tried to govern Ireland with an insolence that was intensified by race hatred and religious prejudice, she has sought to rule her in this century with a stupidity that is aggravated by good intentions.'"
92.0% "'"Codlins manifold" is a monstrous expression.'"
96.0% "'Even prophets correct their proofs.'"

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