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Quote #16 – Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

     – Oscar Wilde

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7 thoughts on “Quote #16 – Oscar Wilde

  1. Susana on said:

    Maybe, in a perfect world. Where all differences could be respected.

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  2. Hi, Susana. Why does this particular quote make you think of that? I’m just curious. For me, it’s a funny way of saying you have no choice but to be yourself, because if you tried to be ME, for instance, well, I’m already doing that.

    Are you thinking that if you are someone who is somehow different, it’s dangerous to be yourself? That didn’t even cross my mind with this quote, but then, I was just looking at the humor of it.

    Nice to see you by the way. Haven’t had a chance to chat with you for a couple of days, seems like. Hope all is well!

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    • Susana on said:

      Hi Marcia!
      I’m thinking that there are a lot of people out there who are not being themselves. They are performing a socially accepted role. They are, what others expect them to be. And if one stays on that path for a long period of time, there will came a day, when than person will not know who she or he is anymore. And worst, probably won’t care anymore, and will just be content in being just like everybody else.
      Apparently, today my mind is on a sociological route…

      Nice to “see you” too. I know we haven’t talked in a while . Its just that lately my translation skills, lol, are not on their finest. Like today! when my mind seems incapable of forming full sentences in english. Very frustrating 🙂 i think its my mind’s way of saying that “it” needs vacations, lol

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  3. Well, if your mind is so tired it needs a vacation, I sure can’t tell it from reading your posts. I am always amazed that you both read and post in English & Portuguese, based on what you are reviewing and where. I can’t imagine being able to do it. I’ve always envied anyone who is bilingual, so you have my most ardent admiration.

    Rest assured you are forming very good sentences and very cohesive thoughts. And now I understand just what that quote made you think of. Of course, you are right that there are many people out there wearing masks and hiding who they really are. Oscar Wilde just had a way of finding the humor in something that is really not a laughing matter, at times.

    Maybe you need to take a cup of tea out to your garden and relax for while. Not because you aren’t translating well, but because you might just need some “down” time for yourself? Take care of YOU. I would miss you a lot if you weren’t stopping by to see me now and then, here and there. I always enjoy our chats!

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  4. Susana on said:

    Thank you Marcia for your kind words 🙂

    Yes, i might just do that.
    I think this is one of the many quotes that i “liked” in goodreads. And i probably found it amusing at the time. But today, my mind just took another path.

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  5. Some days are like that. Something you enjoyed another time suddenly strikes you a different way. Sometimes I think that books and movies I didn’t enjoy are worth another look when I’m in a different mood, too. What was boring or annoying one day can sometimes become funny and interesting another. Not often, but it DOES happen to me, now and then.

    Anyway, it was interesting to me to think of reading that quote and having it strike me in a different way. As always, thanks for responding, Susana!

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  6. Susana on said:

    You’re welcome Marcia 🙂 maybe i was projecting just a tiny little bit…on my interpretation of that quote. 🙂
    Talk to you soon!

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