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 genius.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251818

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 160

'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.

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

'Somebody's boring me,' he said, 'I think it's me.' He is an old bore. Even the
grave yawns for him. of the actor Israel Zangwill In England people actually try to
be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant
at ...

Author: Ned Sherrin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199237166

Category: Humor

Page: 536

View: 733

Furnishes over five thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.

Hilarious One Liners

Author: Gene Perret

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806913520

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

View: 372

Gathers brief jokes and humorous quotations about morning, breakfast, work, sleep, dreams, progress, computers, patriotism, lawyers, compliments, hobbies, taxes, success, and failure

Oscar Wilde

This book is a collection of 230 brilliant quotes and aphorisms of Oscar Wilde.

Author: Daniel Coenn

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736818807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 17

View: 883

This book is a collection of 230 brilliant quotes and aphorisms of Oscar Wilde. It grants his paradoxical reflections on subjects ranging from Genius to Stupidity: "I have nothing to declare except my genius." "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it." "I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about." "There is no sin except stupidity." "Some things are too important to be taken seriously." "Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious." "Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." "Every woman is a rebel." "Everything popular is wrong." "Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast." "The world is a stage and the play is badly cast." "Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life."

Oscar Wilde

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast . That is so dreadful of
them ! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . And then the family skeleton is
always reading family prayers . My stay in England really depends on you , Sir ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781587261268

Category:

Page: 294

View: 277


Oscar Wilde Quotes and Facts

This book is an anthology of 230 brilliant quotes and aphorisms from Oscar Wilde and selected from Blago Kirov facts about Oscar Wilde.

Author: Blago Kirov

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781507730249

Category:

Page: 34

View: 344

This book is an anthology of 230 brilliant quotes and aphorisms from Oscar Wilde and selected from Blago Kirov facts about Oscar Wilde. It grants his reflections on subjects ranging from Genius to Stupidity; in addition, the book shows the personality of Oscar Wilde into a different, more human light:Oscar Wilde's mother wanted a girl and often dressed the young Oscar in girls' clothing. Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray was based on John Gray, an incredibly handsome blond poet that Wilde met in 1889.Oscar Wilde's mother was a feminist.Oscar Wilde died bankrupt, and his friends could only afford a sixth-class burial. Wilde's intimate association with Alfred Douglas led to his trial on charges of homosexuality, then illegal in Britain. He was sentenced two years hard labour for the crime of sodomy.Oscar Wilde changed his name by the time of his death to Sebastian Melmoth. He called himself Sebastien because he loved a portrait of St Sebastien and Melmoth after the book "Melmoth the Wanderer", which was written by his mother's uncle.Oscar Wilde's father had three illegitimate children before he married Jane Francesca Elegee."I have nothing to declare except my genius.""The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.""I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about.""There is no sin except stupidity.""Some things are too important to be taken seriously.""Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.""Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.""Every woman is a rebel.""Everything popular is wrong.""Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.""The world is a stage and the play is badly cast."

Five Major Plays

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . And then the family skeleton is always
reading family prayers . My stay in England really depends on you , Sir Robert . (
Sits down on the sofa . ) SIR ROBERT CHILTERN ( taking a seat beside her ) .

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Peter Smith Publisher

ISBN: 9780804902083

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 292

Lady Windermer's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome', A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband.

Reader s Choice

Do you associate it with any particular events or people in your life ? Could you
write a recipe for this food ... In “ Breakfast in Bed ” Fiorito cites Oscar Wilde as
saying , “ Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . ” Write an essay in which you
 ...

Author: Kim Flachmann

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130418746

Category: Canadian essays (English) 20th century

Page: 558

View: 222

Designed for Developmental Writing courses (Essay level). An appealing alternative to the popular Reader's Choice, now in its third Canadian edition, Reader's Choice: Essays and Stories adds fiction to provide a broader range of models of writing. The book's primary purpose continues to be helping students improve their ability to think, read, and write on progressively more sophisticated levels.

The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

Author:

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 9780141004402

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 373

View: 587

From Woody Allen to P.G. Wodehouse, the last hundred years offer a rich banquet of humor. Just about any topic under the sun can inspire witty remarks. Fred Metcalf's clearly cross-referenced anthology provides countless gems--ideal for after-dinner speakers, would-be wags, and anyone in search of hours of amusement.

An Ideal Husband

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast . That is so dreadful of
them ! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . And then the family skeleton is
always reading family prayers . My stay in England really depends on you , Sir ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 246

View: 709


Works

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . And then the family skeleton is always
reading family prayers . My stay in England really depends on you , Sir Robert . [
Sits down on the sofa . ] SIR ROBERT CHILTERN [ Taking a seat beside her . ] ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 369


The Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast . That is so dreadful of
them ! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . And then the family skeleton is
always reading family prayers . My stay in England really depends on you , Sir ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 526


Equity News

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast . That is so dreadful of
them ! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . And then the family skeleton is
always reading family prayers . " 22 N . Character in " All God ' s Chillun Got
Wings ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Actors

Page:

View: 464


Journal

This is what is known as Irish "bull" — the double-take. It is evident, for example,
in almost all of the writings of Oscar Wilde. One of his characters has exclaimed: "
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast." Similarly, George Bernard Shaw once
 ...

Author: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Labor unions

Page:

View: 747


The Eighteen Nineties

... two is none " ; and “ Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast ” ; and again “
One can resist everything except temptation . ” The fun of such sayings does not
only depend upon the shock of half truth , they contain also a wild philosophy
which ...

Author: Holbrook Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 639


Henry James The treacherous years 1895 1901

But where Wells was brilliant and erratic , prophetic and often Olympian , Bennett
spoke with a kind of plodding honesty , a ... Men can be analysed , women
merely adored ” ; “ Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast ” ; “ Morality is simply
the ...

Author: Leon Edel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, American

Page: 350

View: 691


This Book Will Change Your Life Again

Today breakfast at someone else's place "Only dull people are brilliant at
breakfast," claimed Oscar Wilde. Disprove him today: breakfast at a friend's, and
make the occasion as memorable as any lunch or dinner party you've ever
attended.

Author: Benrik

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452286795

Category: Humor

Page: 400

View: 688

A follow-up to This Book Will Change Your Life presents an all-new hilarious compilation of 365 subversive and inventive suggestions for turning one's life upside down, including such offbeat expressions as taking part in Claim You're Jesus Day, Bake Naked Day, Let children rule the world, Speak Only Esperanto Day, and Speed-read War and Peace. Original.

Speaker s Handbook of Epigrams and Witticisms

Oscar Wilde Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Oscar Wilde Most of us
know how to say nothing; few of us know when. It is better to be silent and be
considered a 60 T H E S P E A K E R 'S HA N D B O O K OF.

Author: Herbert Victor Prochnow

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 332

View: 278


Dish It Out

When the surface of the pancake is covered with bubbles , flip it and cook for
another minute . Dust with powdered sugar or serve with real maple syrup .
Makes a dozen 4 - inch pancakes . “ Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast . "
Breakfast ...

Author: Kate Hart

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573242592

Category: Cooking

Page: 64

View: 875

Dish It Out is packed with simple yet sophisticated snacks and entes, it's the perfect companion for today's multi-tasking chicks. The sassy recipes will entice and entertain the ones you love on every occasion. Whip up some Fiesta Salsa and a Warm Goat Cheese Appetizer for a snackin' good movie night with the gals. Impress your man with Scandalous Shrimp Scampi. Or, if you crave something slightly more rebellious, treat yourself and guests to indulgent Cookie Dough Pancakes.

Mortal Friends

He looked toward the other room where the men were sleeping . " You're ... The
two men sat opposite each other in the ferocious ... Oscar Wilde points out , ” he
said , standing , shaking himself , “ that only dull people are brilliant at breakfast .

Author: James Carroll

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

View: 202

Colman Brady, an Irish farmer, involves himself in the Irish rebellion of the early 1920s and later escapes to Boston where he rises to and falls from political power and seeks a second chance through the life of his son