Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast
'It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself'
Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the C...more
Book 3 of BookTube-a-thon is complete!! Prompt: Read an entire book outside.
I literally hated every second of it. The being-outside, not the book. Nature is the worst. I got quite truly eaten alive by bugs, and I'm of the firm belief that if you get bitten by something then you should turn into something cool. When you get bitten by a vampire, you become a vampire. When you get bitten by a radioactive exotic spider in a lab, because the spider escaped its cage/prison even th ...more
It was a pleasant reading experience. Wilde's thoughts are often expressed in a witty and/or provoking manner, and you have to pause to consider the actual meaning behind the amusing phrase. I like his style, and this collection was the pure es ...more
This was a quick read, and not entirely awful, but it's by no means the best that the Little Black Classics collection ha ...more
Condescending, obnoxious and witty as ever, Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite authors of all time. I wish he were my best friend, I would love and hate him at the same time. His cynical, sarcastic style, scandalous remarks and on the spot observations of people make him one of a kind. No wonder he created such brilliant pieces of literature. “Only Dull People are Brilliant at Breakfast” brings together his witty remarks and quotes and it is possible to be overwhelmed ...more
It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.As with personality.
Art only begins where imitation ends...
How marriage ruins a man! It's as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.Demoralizing. Right back atcha, buddy.
I wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational....more
One is tempted to define man as a rati
a book of truths.
personally, I am a fan of things/truths like this so you cannot imagine how happy I was when I found out that there was a book like this XD. You can simply go open a random page and enjoy something to get you through the day. So many different topics, different arguments, different sides, sigh. This was so good I wish people created more books like these.
this may not be for every one since I don't think everyone actually enjoys readi ...more
In order to defy Oscar Wilde, I read this book before Breakfast ;-)
This was a collection of witticisms and I have to admit, there have been a few in the Little Black Classics collection that these are not really for me. I feel unsure how to approach them, reading a few at a time is not really my style, and when you read a lot of them, they always end up being rather repetitive. So, while I'm sure Oscar Wilde possessed a lot of wit, I wo ...more
one after the other without any connections or explanations of how or why they were said.
which is not really bad i just wish i would have known that it isn’t anything but quotes before i bought it since i am not someone that needs a little booklet filled with them.
but it was an interesting read for the night and wilde certainly was an interesting person with interesting things to say not always good, necessary or true in any sense but still entertaining.
This is a book full of short quotes about various subjects such as art, literature, language, love, marriage, friendship, truth, nature of human and etc. I should say this guy is very deep, interesting and crazy at the same time lol. Some of the quotes are so deep, some of them are so funny and yet some of them makes no sense at all and you are l ...more
Everyone should have a look at these musings by Wilde but don't think of it as a book; think of it as a glossary where you go to find new ways to insult people an ...more
When I grow up I want to be like Oscar Wilde. Witty, rightfully arrogant, and completely sure of himself. What more could one want?
I still enjoyed it because I love Oscar Wilde. He's an amazing author and never fails to amuse me. Also, I adore how pretentious he is.🤣
Actual rating is 3.5🌟 for me.