Oscar Wilde: On Being Yourself.

I couldn’t pass this one up from Oscar Wilde:

“Be yourself: everyone else is already taken.”

Wilde could have written not only, The Importance of Being Earnest, but The Importance of Being You. And just think, he was jailed for his homosexuality. (Good thing he’s not in Iran today, where he might be hanged for that.)

Coming up soon! An exclusive interview with Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key. Her latest novel, The Other Story, has just been published by St. Martin’s.

And if that quote still didn’t have you convinced, here’s another one of Wilde’s quotes: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”



About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post, and many other publications. Her first book, and author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle. She lives in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family.
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2 Responses to Oscar Wilde: On Being Yourself.

  1. juliabarrett says:

    Oh, Wilde and Voltaire – I could quote both forever. Wonderful quote. Right on target.

  2. חיה צוק says:

    דיאנה תודה על כל מה שאת כותבת ושולחת. חיה

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