BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: ONLY THING I KNOW

“I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” ― Oscar Wilde

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11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE

“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

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12apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: THINGS ONE NEVER REGRETS…

“One of the great secrets of life. Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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11apr15. Belfast, Northern, Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: INTELLECTUAL EXPRESSION

“But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don’t think.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: COMES INTO EXISTENCE

“Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that influenced us. To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing. One does not see anything until one sees its beauty. Then, and then only, does it comes into existence.” ― Oscar Wilde

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11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: POSSESS THEIR SOULS

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Oscar Wilde, The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde

11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: UNSEEN BEAUTY

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Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: THE SOUL GROWS YOUNG

“I never intend to grow old. The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.” ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

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11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND: BEAUTIFUL MEANINGS

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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11apr15. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

KIEV, UKRAINE: YOU HAVE THAT MOMENT NOW

“I won’t tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world’s voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!” ― Oscar Wilde

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22mar15. Kiev, Ukraine.