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sofarsoShawn
Ok, I know, I sound stupid, but I just found out this past weekend that Oscar Wilde is gay, and not just gay, but GHhhaayy - now I totally get the name for the gay club "Oscar Wilde" on rue Sainte-Catherine, that's like a perfect name :) ~ here's his Wikip article which is kinda sad/inspiring: imprisoned for who he was & died penniless :( - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Ok, I know, I sound stupid, but I just found out this past weekend that Oscar Wilde is gay, and not just gay, but GHhhaayy - now I totally get the name for the gay club "Oscar Wilde" on rue Sainte-Catherine, that's like a perfect name :) ~ here's his Wikip article which is kinda sad/inspiring: imprisoned for who he was & died penniless :(
Ok, I know, I sound stupid, but I just found out this past weekend that Oscar Wilde is gay, and not just gay, but GHhhaayy - now I totally get the name for the gay club "Oscar Wilde" on rue Sainte-Catherine, that's like a perfect name :) ~ here's his Wikip article which is kinda sad/inspiring: imprisoned for who he was & died penniless :(
Ok, I know, I sound stupid, but I just found out this past weekend that Oscar Wilde is gay, and not just gay, but GHhhaayy - now I totally get the name for the gay club "Oscar Wilde" on rue Sainte-Catherine, that's like a perfect name :) ~ here's his Wikip article which is kinda sad/inspiring: imprisoned for who he was & died penniless :(
"When first I was put into prison some people advised me to try and forget who I was. It was ruinous advice. It is only by realising what I am that I have found comfort of any kind. Now I am advised by others to try on my release to forget that I have ever been in a prison at all. I know that would be equally fatal. It would mean that I would always be haunted by an intolerable sense of disgrace, and that those things that are meant for me as much as for anybody else – the beauty of the sun and moon, the pageant of the seasons, the music of daybreak and the silence of great nights, the rain falling through the leaves, or the dew creeping over the grass and making it silver – would all be tainted for me, and lose their healing power, and their power of communicating joy. To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. De Profundis" - sofarsoShawn from Bookmarklet
^ so awesome. Causal to this share was my ripping off his quote here http://ff.im/NpbsE about being "clever" but not even understanding myself, a great example of Wilde's self deprecating humor in his literature - sofarsoShawn
He was an amazing man. And yes, FLAMING. *nod* Quite inspirational. :-) - Prosey BUTTONS!
Not stupid at all. I think that, while it wasn't a secret, it was brushed over for a long time. So much so that a lot of people don't know it. - Katy S
I see, yeah. I've read almost all his major/minor works and it's not mentioned in any book jacket etc and in Wilde's case it's such a huge part of who he is, whereas straight authors have mentions of their spouses, children - sofarsoShawn
One of my favorite authors - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I love his fairy tales. Speaking of which, his mother rocked, too. - Katy S
Yeah his fairy tales are some of the best, don't no a thing about his mother though, I'll googs her - sofarsoShawn
I believe he spent some time in jail on account of his gayness. - Eivind
a bit of an understatement ;) - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Shawn - She was a fairly prominent folklorist at the time. - Katy S
LOL Eivind, +MOTO, yep, it ruined his (professional) life, not an exaggeration, Katy S yeah reading his wikip, he came from a well to do, educated family - sofarsoShawn
I only found out, several years ago, because a former neighbor got Wilde's birthday off as a paid vacation, in addition to several other noteworthy gays. - Anika from FFHound!
One of my favorite quotes from OW, "always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much" - CarlC
I like his quote about my home ville (that's the Franch word for town) because we're really proud of are long range nuclear missiles: “My muse is the 500 phallic nukes of this wondrous island” ~ Oscar Wilde on upon examining the nuclear arsenal of the Montreal (http://ff.im/NpyyQ) - sofarsoShawn