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Oscar Wilde – On Being a Nonconformist

Ladies and Gentlemen, let us all welcome the saint of all the hipsters! Seriously, this is every hipster’s idol. He writes like he doesn’t belong in his time. This writer is Oscar Wilde. There has been a movie about him starring Daniel Radcliffe, so yeah, I bet this didn’t come as a surprise to our old friends, the hipster geeks.

In an era dominated by convention, Oscar Wilde stood as a beacon of nonconformity. His wit was as sharp as his fashion sense, and he fearlessly challenged the norms of his time. Wilde’s words resonated with a generation of individuals who felt like square pegs in a round-hole society. His writings, often laced with a delightful blend of satire and insight, transcended the boundaries of his era, offering a timeless commentary on the human condition. Even today, Wilde’s works continue to find a dedicated audience among those who appreciate the beauty of language that defies the constraints of its age. It’s no wonder that he remains a revered figure in the hearts of the free-spirited and the culturally adventurous.

Who is Oscar Wilde, you ask?

Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

Now, we must ponder upon some of the notable quotations of Mr. Oscar Wilde;

“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.”
― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
― Oscar WildeThe Canterville Ghost

Oscar Wilde dared to not conform to the era he belonged to. If you would write a letter to anyone about anything, read some of Oscar Wilde’s works and see how it changes the way you express yourself through words and sentences. Dare to be wild like Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde
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