Oscar Wilde Quotes




“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

 

 

“Hear no evil, speak no evil and you’ll never be invited to a party.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Yes I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world?”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Who being loved is poor?”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Woman are made to be loved, not understood.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The mystery of this world is in the visible, not the invisible.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“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

 

 

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“She behaves as if she was beautiful. It is the secret of her charm.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Today I’d like to sit and read, forget I have a job I need, ignore the things I have to do, and just enjoy a book to two.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I represent to you all the sings you have never had the courage to commit.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Everything is popular is wrong.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death one or the other.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I am so clever that something I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Be yourself everyone else is already taken.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I can resist anything but temptation.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Great artist ever sees things ‘they really are’ he did, he would cease to be artist.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“All charming people. I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“To define in to limit.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Only the shallow know themselves.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Love is not safe.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“What you read when you don’t have to determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life fully entirely completely and dragging out some false shallow existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I think that god in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Am idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“True friends stab you in the front.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The only one you need in your life is that person who shows you he needs you in his.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“It’s dangerous to meet a woman who fully understands you. It usually ends with marriage.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Talk to a woman as if you loved her, and to a man as if he bored you.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Of course America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I have the simplest of tastes; I am always satisfied with the best.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love; women like to be a man’s last romance.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Just because a man has died for it, does not make it true.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise?”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I have nothing to declare except my genius.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Is one who can only by moon-light, and his punishment id that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world?”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“No man dies for what he knows is true. Men die for what they hope is true, for what some terror in their heart tells them is not true.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even own relatives.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever do they forgive them.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The heart was made to be broken.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The old believe everything; the middle aged suspects everything; the young know everything.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“They’ve promised that dreams can come true but forget to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.”

-Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.”

-Oscar Wilde




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