Oscar Wilde lived from Oct. 16, 1854 to Nov. 30, 1900. He was an Irish poet and writer, and is best known today for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Once one of London’s most famous playwrights and a gay icon, he lives on today through every girl’s Pinterest and Tumblr feed displaying his iconic quotes.

Let’s celebrate his birthday with some of these memorable words to live by:

to livefreedomlovecreativityalonetime
Ordinary Overdressed Overeducated