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'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.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241251812

Category: Humor

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'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 Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
2016-03-03 By Oscar Wilde

Even the grave yawns for him. of the actor Israel Zangwill In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Samuel Butler 1835–1902: Notebooks (1912) ...

Author: Ned Sherrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199237166

Category: Humor

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Furnishes over five thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.
2008-09-25 By Ned Sherrin

From this vantage point, breakfast is an interruption of the poet's proper business of engaging with his own dream world, and the phatic chit-chat of the morning repast constitutes a ... Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Author: Charles I. Armstrong

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441139719

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Reframing Yeats, the first critical study of its kind, uses a focus on genre and allusion to engage with a broad range of W. B. Yeats's writings, examining instances of his poetry, autobiographical writings, criticism, and drama. Identifying a schism in recent Yeatsian criticism between biographical and formalist methodologies, Armstrong's study combines an historicist perspective with close attention to literary form. The result is a flexible approach that casts new light on how Yeats's texts interact with their interpretative frameworks. Cognizant of both literary and political history, this book presents new interpretations of Yeats's work. Not only does it provide fresh readings of texts such as "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited,†? "Among School Children†? and "The Resurrection", but it also raises important new questions concerning Yeats's relationship to Modernism and literary genre.
2013-08-29 By Charles I. Armstrong

Osbert Lancaster 1908–86 English writer and cartoonist: Pillar to Post (1938) Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, ... Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199681365

Category: Humor

Page: 465

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Furnishes over six thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.
2013-10-17 By Gyles Brandreth

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. And then the family skeleton is always reading family prayers. An Ideal Husband (Plays, ...

Author: Tweed Conrad

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476607313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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“He had that rarest of all things, common sense.” And in the case of Oscar Wilde he also had a gift for delivering this common sense in sometimes pithy but always memorable statements. One of the world’s most unforgettable authors, Oscar Wilde had a comment for any and every occasion, many of which are quoted here. From art and actors to vice and virtue, this volume organizes 3109 Oscar Wilde quotations by subject matter, effectively providing a new way to enjoy Wilde’s considerable literary legacy. Quotations are taken from Wilde’s works, including The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, his correspondence, magazine articles and newspaper editorials. Some, which are otherwise not immediately verifiable, are garnered from reliable secondary sources. Sixty-seven chapters deal with topics as varied as death, domesticity, friends and enemies, with the source of each quote duly noted. The work, a fascinating read of Wilde’s acute observations, is indexed.
2014-12-24 By Tweed Conrad

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . .. ' ' All reasons are absurd , ' and the like . ” An intimate friend of Oscar Wilde's remembers talking of this criticism with the playwright . “ It is not very difficult , Oscar , " he ...

Author: Robert Harborough Sherard

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ISBN: UCR:31210004156947

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I am afraid that good people do a great deal of harm in this world. ... There are things that are right to say but that may be said at the wrong time and to the wrong people. ... Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9788180320200

Category: Fiction

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This Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is a truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works. It contains his only novel, 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray', as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. This ebook contains his complete works in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Wilde's enduring literary legacy again and again. This collection features the following works: Novel : The Picture of Dorian Gray Short Stories : 1. The Birthday of the Infanta 2. The Canterville Ghost 3. The Devoted Friend 4. The Fisherman and His Soul 5. The Happy Prince 6. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime 7. The Model Millionaire 8. The Nightingale and the Rose 9. The Portrait of Mr. W. H. 10. The Remarkable Rocket 11. The Selfish Giant 12. The Sphinx without a Secret 13. The Star-Child 14. The Young King Poetry : 1. The Ballad of Reading Gaol 2. Collection of Poems 3. Miscellaneous Poems 4. Poems in Prose 5. Ravenna 6. The Sphinx Essays : 1. Art and the Handicraftsman 2. Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life 3. The Critic as Artist 4. De Profundis 5. The Decay of Lying 6. The English Renaissance of Art 7. House Decoration 8. Impressions of America 9. Lecture to Art Students 10. London Models 11. Miscellaneous Aphorisms 12. Pen, Pencil and Poison 13. The Rise of Historical Criticism 14. Selected Prose 15. Shorter Prose Pieces 16. The Soul of Man 17. The Truth of Masks Plays : 1. A Florentine Tragedy — A Fragment 2. A Woman of No Importance 3. An Ideal Husband 4. The Duchess of Padua 5. For Love of the King 6. The Importance of Being Earnest 7. La Sainte Courtisane or, the Woman Covered with Jewels 8. Lady Windermere’s Fan 9. Salomé 10. Vera, or the Nihilists Non-Fiction : A Critic in Pall Mall (The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, 9788180320200)
2016-09-27 By Oscar Wilde

'Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast, Sophie,' said Felix. As usual, Sophie laughed eventhough he was insulting her. 'Only dull peoplequote Oscar Wilde to seem witty,' I said. 'Ouch,' saidFelixasthough I was being abitch.

Author: Penny Tangey

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702244971

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize?inning physicist. Catherine is a science-loving 15-year-old. Richard helped build the atom bomb. Catherine? just trying to survive school. When your life is falling apart around you, is talking to a dead physicist normal? Catherine thinks so, but it isn't until her life begins unraveling that she learns who she can really trust.
2009-08 By Penny Tangey

“In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” “There is no sin except stupidity.” “It is he who has broken the bond of marriage - not I. I only ...

Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: UB Tech

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Category: Reference

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OSCAR WILDE AND HIS WILDEST QUOTES Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, was an Irish poet, novelist, playwright who got famous for his work by the end of 19th century. His famous work, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, made him acclaimed, which is considered to be one of the best of that time. After a series of very misfortune events, which included disgrace, imprisonment and exile, the dawn of twentieth century become the dusk of his life. Oscar Wilde was tormented very much internally and externally which leads to his departure from our world at the very age of forty six. Before he left us, along with his works, he also shared his thoughts in the form of memorable Quotations. The book, “Oscar Wilde and his Wildest Quotes”, is filled with his quotations, a bit less than 2000 quotes on different genres. It doesn’t matter whether you are a habitual reader or not, you should consider this book as a valuable collection for now and the time ahead.

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast . That is so dreadful of them ! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself , and one ends by deceiving others .

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: IND:30000004300418

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1908 By Oscar Wilde