•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    oscar wilde Quotes

    The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me.
    — Oscar Wilde
    God and other artists are always a little obscure.....
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: god  artist 
     
    A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  women  world 
     
    Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: success  marriage 
     
    I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  knowing 
     
    Ones real life is often the life that one does not lead.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: real 
     
    We are never more true to ourselves than when we are inconsistent.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: true 
     
    Books are never finished, They are merely abandoned.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: book 
     
    There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Art never expresses anything but itself.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: work  friends  drinking 
     
    I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: human  shares 
     
    By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men  temptation 
     
    When one has never heard a man's name in the course of one's life, it speaks volumes for him; he must be quite respectable.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Be happy, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart's-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: power  true  music  wise  philosophy  lover 
     
    Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men 
     
    I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.
    — Oscar Wilde
    Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  work 
     
    When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love, and the wise already have one in reserve.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: wise 
     
    I may have said the same thing before... but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.
    — Oscar Wilde
    When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: time 
     
    My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  experience 
     
    You are Beautiful when you are happy
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: beautiful 
     
    If it took Labouchere three columns to prove that I was forgotten, then there is no difference between fame and obscurity.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: fame 
     
    I like looking at geniuses and listening to beautiful people.
    — Oscar Wilde
    The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: men 
     
    The truth is never pure and rarely simple.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: truth 
     
    It is personalities not principles that move the age.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: age  personality 
     
    I can't stand people that do not take food seriously.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  food 
     
    I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber one has some day to cry aloud on the house-tops.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: character  secret  action 
     
    Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: bad 
     
    On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
    — Oscar Wilde
    As one reads history ... one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: crimes  read  punishment 
     
    We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: world  hell  devil 
     
    A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: flowers  garden 
     
    When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: blood  liberty 
     
    Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: prayer 
     
    The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: meeting 
     
    Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old fashioned quite suddenly.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: dangerous 
     
    Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile.
    — Oscar Wilde
    tags: people  die 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors