Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast

Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself Wilde s celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity duplicitous biographers the stupidity of the English and his own ge

  • Title: Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself Wilde s celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English and his own genius One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Cla It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself Wilde s celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English and his own genius One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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    1. (tearfully) I did it.Book 3 of BookTube-a-thon is complete!! Prompt: Read an entire book outside.I literally hated every second of it. The being-outside, not the book. Nature is the worst. I got quite truly eaten alive by bugs, and I'm of the firm belief that if you get bitten by something then you should turn into something cool. When you get bitten by a vampire, you become a vampire. When you get bitten by a radioactive exotic spider in a lab, because the spider escaped its cage/prison even th [...]

    2. Brilliant selection! My long-time favourite Wilde quote: "The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated." And of course: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” I can go on and on.

    3. A delightfully hateful blend of wit and arrogance.It would be unfair to expect other people to be as remarkable as oneself.*Art only begins where imitation ends As with personality.How marriage ruins a man! It's as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. Demoralizing. Right back atcha, buddy.I wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational.*One is tempted to define man as a rational anima [...]

    4. This is a great little book of Oscar Wilde quotes. Poignant at times, hilarious at times, there is a great mix in here and I had my pen out underlining words that resonate with me. I can’t give more than three stars as it is what it is: a book of quotes. There’s no depth, no exploration, but i didn’t expect there to be. It will never be someone’s favourite book in the world, but it’s a great insight into an interesting man.

    5. I'd have preferred to read one of Wilde's short stories than simply a book of his quotes. He's certainly a wise and thoughtful man, with an overwhelming passion for art. He also comes across as quite arrogant at times, though. While it's impossible to deny his brilliance, there are moments when you begin to wonder if it is necessary for him to be so pessimisticall the time. This was a quick read, and not entirely awful, but it's by no means the best that the Little Black Classics collection has [...]

    6. What can I say, a cute gathering of quotes of Oscar Wilde. He can be funny, he can be arrogant. Everything should be taken with a grain of salt.

    7. "Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence." "The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated."Um pequeno livro com frases de Oscar Wilde, carregadas de sarcasmo, humor, ditos espirituosos acerca da estupidez inglesa e um louvor ao seu próprio génio. Uma pequena maravilha que me deixou com um sorriso nos lábios.

    8. Hừm cứ tưởng là rút từ truyện ngắn nào đó của Wilde, ai dè là tổng hợp những bình luận của ông về các tác phẩm văn học (của mình và của người) cộng thêm suy ngẫm về diễn biến xã hội đương thời. Kiểu như một quyển sách tuyển tập danh ngôn, nhưng lại là của Oscar Wilde.

    9. A delightful selection of aphorisms and witticisms from the inimitable Oscar Wilde. This tiny edition made for some excellent early-morning-commute-reading for a week in Bangkok's hottest month. Thanks for all the chuckles, Oscar.

    10. I really like Oscar Wilde and he was really witty and intelligent. I would have gladly given this 5 stars but some of his thoughts on women and marriage made me cringe. However his thoughts on education (and everything else) were really great!

    11. Wilde a this wittiest. I like that this collection of quotes and wit has a nice mix of ironic statements and points that are actually rather serious and pertinent.

    12. A collection of quotations from the one and only Oscar Wilde. I love how cocky this man was, but some of his views on marriage etc. were ridiculous.

    13. I love Oscar Wilde, his stories are some of my favourites that I have ever read. Because of this I was really excited to pick up this book, the title promised so much but in the end I feel a bit disappointed with this one. It is 52 pages of HUGE sized letters, quotes from Oscar Wilde his other work. And when I say quotes, I rally mean 1 to 3 sentences most of the time. Some were connected to the quote that came before it but others were just out of the blue and without any explanation. Overall, [...]

    14. "one needs mispleasure to live happily,"a book of truths.--personally, I am a fan of things/truths like this so you cannot imagine how happy I was when I found out that there was a book like this XD. You can simply go open a random page and enjoy something to get you through the day. So many different topics, different arguments, different sides, sigh. This was so good I wish people created more books like theseis may not be for every one since I don't think everyone actually enjoys reading a wh [...]

    15. Just quotes, enjoyable enough. Mix of hits and misses.Some of the hits: "What fire does not destroy, it hardens.""A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection."Some misses, and by misses I mean, these quotes were very much just added to fill in spaces:"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.""In the old days men had the rack, now they have the Press."And some interesting, dont-exactly-know-where-they-fi [...]

    16. ”I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” This is the only thing I can say about Oscar Wilde. He's the best.

    17. Oscar Wilde is a great writer but this untidy publishers mash-up is a hit and miss affair. There are many great and terrible quotes and some, that unless you now the story behind them are hard to grasp.Not bad, but read his proper books instead.

    18. Penguins Little Black Classics is a brilliant idea. Short, bitesize books of literary classics at a very low price. The problem with the execution of this idea is, on the other hand, that some of these books are utterly worthless.In a time when book publishers have to compete with the internet, and all its content and ease of access, the publishers have to be better than the internet.For example, the Edgar Allen Poe compilation The Tell-Tale Heart presents three of Poe’s most important short s [...]

    19. When I first got this book, I was like 'what the hell is this?' But my reading budy Rose said that I should read it and if she says that it is a good book I trust her. And she was absolutely right, this book is brilliant. It is a book full of random thoughts, opinions and statements from the writer. Most of them hilarious. What I really liked, is that this book makes you think. For example the things he said about stupid Americans and friendship. And despite the fact that Wilde lived in a differ [...]

    20. I dislike quotes and especially collections of quotes (didn't notice it was one when I bought it) and out of context, they make Wilde sound much shallower than he is. Wasn't convinced by the editing job either, but I did find some new-to-me gems: beautiful sky looking like a second-rate Turner probably being my favourite. There are much worse ways to spend an hour Saturday afternoon.

    21. As a stand-alone book, it's kind of lacklustre. I thoroughly enjoyed many of the quotes, but there's no substance; no mesh that glues it all together, and so reading it in one straight burst tends to fatigue one's dedication to the prose.I'd recommend putting it by your bed-stand, and reading an excerpt a day for a little bit of introspection.

    22. Man, do I wish some context in some of those thoughts I would wish to discuss further with him Like, let's expand on that, tell me why you think this way???

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