Youth is wasted on the Young #1linerweds


Oscar Wilde said the young know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

The quote I’ve added to has the same sentiment but I wonder if the same could apply at all stages of life.

There is always someone who is ahead of you, who knows more than you, until one day, the game is over.

Let’s hope we are able to consider one day whether my quote is true.


Is it Oscar?


I must have been in my twenties when I read the works of Oscar Wilde.

So many quotes stuck in my mind. I’m never quite sure if I have misquoted him or not.

To mistake one quote may be regarded as misfortune, to misquote two seems like carelessness.

And it seems my attribution above,may also be incorrect.

Wilde may not have said “Youth is wasted on the young.”

Quote investigator looks into many famous quotes.

They have attributed the quote to George Bernard Shaw.


Judge Not lest…


If there is an afterlife, will the dead be as judgey as we once felt our elders were when we were young?

Looking down at us, mis-attributing my quote for eternity.

“They don’t know what they’re doing down there.”

“Yes, life is wasted on the Living. They’ll never learn.”


This is for one liner wednesday

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Oscar Wilde : To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

This is one of the Wildean quotes I have heard so many times. I think every writer has used a variation of it.

It’s sort of become newspaper fodder,all the hacks of the day take every opportunity to use it.

But it does bring to mind, Mrs Bracknell in the importance of being Earnest.


“A handbag.”




14 thoughts on “Youth is wasted on the Young #1linerweds

    • Going to hell in a handbag works well. Perhaps those who spend thousands on such things will go there… Oscar wild said ‘The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything’ – seems like ignorance is a virus these days.

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    • But surely – if you could see what those guys are doing down there! Maybe even the angels are rolling their eyes and shrugging their shoulders saying ‘what can you do?’ at the moment. Or ‘seriously? They’re doing that now?’


  1. I’ve always wanted to see or hear something I’ve written being quoted out there in the world. But they’d probably get it wrong or wouldn’t give me credit. So I especially relate to this: “They don’t know what they’re doing down there.”

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