Monday, March 5, 2012

Quotation of the Week

Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it.  I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a 19th century Irish writer and poet.  He was especially known for his plays, such as The Importance of Being Ernest and wrote only one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.  He was arrested for gross indecency with other men and was sent to prison with hard labour for two years.  After his release, Wilde moved to France.  There he died at the age of forty-six.

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