COURSE OF THE FOREIGN LITERATURE
OSCAR WILDE AND HIS DEMONS
'Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.'
'Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.'
'Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.'
'Everything is in moderation, including moderation.'
'Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.'
'To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.'
'The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.'
'With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?'
'Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.'
'I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.'
'It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.'
'Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.'
'Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.'
'Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.'
DATE: March 22
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
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