History is a succession of things that ought never to have happened, and the writing act is a kind of revenge against this.
About This Quote
This quotation is said to be spoken by Oscar Wilde, an early 20th century Irish writer. This quote is one of the most famous quotes that Wilde has penned. The idea of history repeating itself is a theme that was expressed in many of Wilde's works. He believed that it was important to not only learn from the past, but to also keep it at bay, by not allowing the past to repeat itself.
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