Category Archives: Quotation
CRITICAL THINKING: “The Shepherds and the Flock” / Christopher Hitchens ☮
REASON: “On Bad People and Bad Ideas” / Sam Harris ☮
PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Making the Unconscious Conscious” / Carl Jung ☮
PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “On Thinking and Judging” / Carl Jung ☮
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: “On Greed and Satisfaction” / Erich Fromm ☮
Erich Seligmann Fromm
(March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980)
German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist
REASON: “Too Reasonable?” / Sam Harris ☮
FREETHOUGHT OF THE DAY: “The Facts on Which the True Believer Bases His Conclusions” / James Baldwin ☮
CONSERVATISM: “Live Babies Plus Conservatism Equals Dead Soldiers” / George Carlin ☮
LITERARY HISTORY: “No, Oscar Wilde Probably Didn’t Die of Syphilis” / PBS NewsHour / Dr. Howard Markel ☮
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)
Irish Writer, Poet, Classicist, Spokesman for Aestheticism, and Atheist.
Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation.
Oscar Wilde uttered his last words in Room 16 of the Hôtel d’Alsace in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris. The wittiest man of his epoch was said to have quipped, “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us must go.”
True or false, the great playwright, poet, novelist and essayist went first. Oscar Wilde drew his last, labored breath on Nov. 30, 1900. He was only 46 years old.
Ever since that moment, literary scholars, doctors and Wilde fans have argued about the precise cause of his death.