“Be Yourself”

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is a favorite of mine. Perhaps its his amazing range: He could go from 0 to 60 in a heartbeat, from the wicked humor of The Importance of Being Earnest to the heavenly, hard-won wisdom of De Profundis. Today, October 16, is his birthday. In his honor, a selection of his sparkling gems on writing to inspire us all:

“The play was a success, but the audience was a failure.”

“What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

“Experience in the name everyone gives their mistakes.”

“Moderation is a fatal thing; nothing succeeds like excess.”

“Constancy is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

“All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life
imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

“One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead.”

“To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people, that is all.”

“The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself.”

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

“There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.”

“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find the way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.”

“The Artist is the creator of beautiful things.”

What a way with words! Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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