Oscar Wilde


This picture was taken when my husband and I visited the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.  This is Oscar Wilde’s tomb.  I became emotional as I stood there reflecting upon how many of his words have left an impression on my soul.

I am a huge fan of Oscar Wilde quotes.  Many of his quotes speak directly to my soul and I am a huge fan of that as well!  I would like to share a few of my favorite quotes with you today as I believe they may resonate with you too.

This is my number one favorite quote of Oscar Wilde.  “To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all.”

It’s my favorite because for many years I felt as though I was merely existing, living an extremely mundane life and wanted to move from this space but honestly didn’t know how.  I deeply yearned to experience what it would feel like and be like to really and truly live.  Today, that’s exactly what I am doing, every day of my life.. Living it!

Here’s another quote:  “Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

It’s imperative that we love with a no matter what attitude.  We cannot ever choose to be filled with anything less than love.  I truly love flowers and I enjoy the process of planting them, watering them and watching them grow.  It brings me great pleasure to see them grow and blossom as it is a gentle and beautiful testament in how everything can flourish when cared for, just like our hearts.  The sun plays a major role in the growth of flowers.  I can water every day which will keep them alive, but without the sun they cannot grow to their full potential.

I’d like to share one final favorite quote of mine from Oscar Wilde.  “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

We have ALL made mistakes and because we are not perfect, we will continue to do so.  What’s important is to learn from what has happened in our life and move forward.  I call this process a life lesson.  That’s it!

I could go on and on with his quotes, but I will stop here…

I would love to hear from YOU.  Do you have a favorite quote that you would like to share?  It’s fun to share with one another and I greatly desire to hear from you.

With much love,





About I am Alice

If anyone would have asked me three years ago if I had ever considered writing books, I would have promptly answered, "No." Today, it is a very natural feeling to write. I suppose since I enjoy talking so much, and I mean a lot, it should not have surprised me! I love communicating through writing as I feel completely united with my soul and my thoughts flow, often times as well as tears as I am altogether emerged in that feeling, in that moment. Check out the "About Alice" page to find out why I titled this site, "I am Alice" and why, "It Feels Good To Be ME."
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3 Responses to Oscar Wilde

  1. Joan says:

    Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many.
    -Phaedrus – Roman poet

    I seem to say this often … 🙂

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