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He predates fancy cars.

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It makes no sense whatsoever. It’s not a quote from Oscar Wilde and it’s also obviously not shown in context.

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When did cars become mainstream because he pass away in 1900? But it is a nice quote even if not from him.

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Fancy car? He died in 1900.

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Is it baby got back?

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1. Cars were being mass produced by 1900 in France, the place and time of Wilde’s death, but they were not known as cars – they were automobiles.
2. As the founder of the Aesthetic movement Wilde thought looks were very important and promoted this idea.
3. The quote is in a modern style – Wilde used a much higher register and more ‘fancy’ prose.
4. The quote has already been attributed to L J Smith.
5. Everybody who comments after this without reading the comments above should reevaluate their lives.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/150233-i-told-you-you-don-t-love-someone-because-of-their

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Oscar wilde never said that

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http://www.goodreads.com says both oscar wilde and helen keller said it…so who knows lol

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Nice sentiment, but that’s not Oscar Wilde.

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They referred to carriages or horse carts as “cars” in the Victorian era. If you read Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, she uses the term “car” often in it, and it was written (or published) in 1899. Facts, people… Learn them before you criticize!

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I sing too, sometime… 🙂

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Oscar Wilde said “fancy car”? O.o

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“The history of the automobile begins as early as 1769, with the creation of steam enginedautomobiles capable of human transport.[1]:14In 1806, the first cars powered by an internal combustion engine running on fuel gasappeared, which led to the introduction in 1885 of the ubiquitous modern gasoline- or petrol-fueled internal combustion engine.”

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So IS a Wilde quote. Look it up.

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I did find this quote credited to L.J. Smith…

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Falsely attributing this quote ruins whatever value it may have had.

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I’m nearly positive that’s not Oscar Wilde.

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Very nice; but this doesn’t ring true as being Oscar. Am I alone on this?

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Wouldn’t Mr Wilde have said automobile, or motorcar?

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Don’t think fancy cars were that prevalent in Wilde’s day

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Cars?

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One problem…cars, though they existed, were in such infinitesimal amounts (like ten in the entire world), that is is very unlikely Oscar Wilde would make this reference.

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Really Oscar Wilde who died in 1900 wrote about a fancy car, I love a reference on this one as the vernacular seems wrong; what is poem or story is it from?

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Since he died in 1900, I think the fancy car part was added later.

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Apart from anything else, it just doesn’t sound like something Wilde would say.