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Prompt #77 “Quotes by Oscar Wilde”

Oscar Wilde

For today’s prompt choose a quote from Oscar Wilde for your inspiration. I have a few quotes listed below but you are not limited to these so feel free to use your own favorites. Oscar Wilde is known for his witty and thought-provoking quotes so try to include an element of humor/sarcasm/absurdity into your work. Illustrate the moral of your chosen quote through art, a play, a song, a poem, a story, a filmed skit/monologue etc.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

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

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

24 comments on “Prompt #77 “Quotes by Oscar Wilde”

  1. faranastus
    October 19, 2014

    Great idea for a prompt!

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  3. annell4
    October 19, 2014

    I came looking for your response to the Sunday Whirl prompt?

    • mindlovemisery
      October 19, 2014

      I don’t think I have responded to the Sunday Whirl in a while Annell. This is my prompt site, I do wordles on Mondays XD

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  6. hitandrun1964
    October 19, 2014

    “Never love anyone who treats you like your ordinary,” said Mr. Wilde, as he clipped the fancy bows to his shoes. “One must stand out from the crowd. Besides, aside from my looks and layered clotting, I like bows. Bows draw attention to one’s shoes, after all, and that definitely makes me less ordinary.”

    • mindlovemisery
      October 19, 2014

      This is so charming you have exactly the right voice, you embody him so well

      • hitandrun1964
        October 19, 2014

        Oh, thank you so much. I’m happy you liked it:)

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  8. helenvalentina
    October 19, 2014

    Fabulous – Oscar is always the ultimate inspiration!! 🙂

    • mindlovemisery
      October 20, 2014

      He is and I can tell you were inspired Helen your poem was pure genius!

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  10. Pamela
    October 20, 2014

    Why is this posted under Hank’s name-Kaykuala?


    • mindlovemisery
      October 20, 2014

      I am afraid I can’t understand what you mean. There is an entry for Kaykuala but I did not submit it, he submitted himself.

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    • J
      October 20, 2014

      Glad y’all did! Loved Cookie’s wisdom 😉

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  13. Leovi
    October 20, 2014

    These aphorisms are very good and help to understand life a little better!

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