Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A wicked sense of humor

"I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy." 
~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest


Carved statue of a saint in the Medieval Wing at the Detroit Institute of Arts / Cindy La Ferle


I'm a longtime fan of Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright and poet. My favorite of Wilde's plays, The Importance of Being Earnest, was first performed in London in 1895. The reason for its enduring popularity? Wilde's social satire is still funny -- and still spot-on relevant -- more than a century later. Today's quote is a perfect example. ~CL
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