Example: [Collected on the Internet, June 2012]
"I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person." — Oscar Wilde
Origins: There are many reasons why quotations often become attributed not to the persons who originally uttered them, but to others who most assuredly did not. Typical reasons for misattributions include attempts to associate sayings with persons much more famous than their actual originators, or to give the words greater import by putting them into the
This sentiment about spending time alone came not from the pen of the 19th century Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde, but from the mouth of
'The trauma of the whole thing has been humbling and for the first time I'm a little bit wobbly,' she says.
'But I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.'
Last updated: 12 June 2012
Daily Mail. "'It's Like Entering a Shark Pool:' Olivia Wilde on Dating After Divorce." 14 July 2011.