I’d like to share my perfect Saturday: compiling quotes to use on the backs of my new business cards with Top Gear on in the background. I’m reawakening my never-far-from-the-surface adoration of Oscar Wilde while fantasizing about driving fast cars with very funny British guys and beating Jennifer Saunders’ lap time1.
A few of my favorite Oscar Wilde gems:
Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.
I just returning from a social media marketing conference in Las Vegas where I met a guy named Travis Wright who had Photoshopped onto the back of his business card his “Dream Team.” He has everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Nikola Tesla sitting around a table, discussing something deep2. He says it inspires him.
I love that idea. So I’m assembling my own dream team. I figure it will take a few months of mulling to capture a decent collection.
Here’s who I have so far:
Oscar Wilde (naturally)
Brian Cox (I love astrophysicists named Brian – I collect them)
That’s just me working off the top of my head. Who’s on yours?
2 So deep it sunk out of my brain, but it did leave the impression of depth.
3 Mostly because I want him to do some paper cutouts for me to hang around my house.