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    The function of the artist is to invent, not to chronicle.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: artist  invent 
     
    If a work of art is rich and vital and complete, those who have artistic instincts will see its beauty, and those to whom ethics appeal more strongly than aesthetics will see its moral lesson. It will fill the cowardly with terror, and the unclean will see in it their own shame.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  romantic 
     
    Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: desires  problem 
     
    I would have a workshop attached to every school, and one hour a day given up to the teaching of simple decorative arts. It would be a golden hour to the children.
    — Oscar Wilde
    'The Lady's World' should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women's opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure.
    — Oscar Wilde
    In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: beautiful  help  noble 
     
    London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people 
     
    I have never given adoration to any body except myself.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: body 
     
    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: virtue  patriotism 
     
    Love will fly if held too lightly Love will die if held too tightly . . .
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: die 
     
    Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
    — Oscar Wilde
    If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: live  punishment 
     
    Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  world  artist 
     
    The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: young  believe 
     
    How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  women  human 
     
    I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: friends  heaven 
     
    There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
    — Oscar Wilde
    I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: saying 
     
    Some people always know the price, but not the value
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  value 
     
    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
    — Oscar Wilde
    The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: beauty  people  sorrow  care  artist 
     
    Women are made to be loved, not understood.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: women 
     
    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: happiness 
     
    To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  live  world 
     
    Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  cat  black 
     
    It's beauty that captures your attention. personality which captures your heart.
    — Oscar Wilde
    You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: song 
     
    Everyone may not be good, but there's always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: future  past  sinner 
     
    One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: marry 
     
    A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: work  fiction 
     
    Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: society 
     
    Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: world 
     
    An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: friends 
     
    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: travel  read 
     
    Those whom the gods love grow young.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: young  god 
     
    When bankers get together they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: artist  money  banker 
     
    Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
    — Oscar Wilde
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