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Oscar Wilde Quotes: "A man who does not think for himself does not think at all."

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Hearts Live By Being Wounded"

Hearts Live By Being Wounded




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius."

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I drink to separate my body from my soul."

I drink to separate my body from my soul.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life...I have put only my talent into my works."

Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life...I have put only my talent into my works.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."

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



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal."

Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new."

There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "She lives the poetry she cannot write."

She lives the poetry she cannot write.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous."

I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "My Salome is a mystic the sister of Salammbô a Saint Thérèse who worships the moon."

My Salome is a mystic the sister of Salammbô a Saint Thérèse who worships the moon.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "It is the stupid and the ugly who have the best of it in this world"

It is the stupid and the ugly who have the best of it in this world




Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Praise makes me humble, but when I am abused, I know that I have touched the stars."

Praise makes me humble, but when I am abused, I know that I have touched the stars.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself."

America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours."

I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "this woman is a genius in the day time and a beauty at night"

this woman is a genius in the day time and a beauty at night



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "One can forgive Shakespeare anything, except one's own bad lines."

One can forgive Shakespeare anything, except one's own bad lines.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I asked the question for the best reason possible, for the only reason, indeed, that excuses anyone for asking any question - simple curiosity."

I asked the question for the best reason possible, for the only reason, indeed, that excuses anyone for asking any question - simple curiosity.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "She...can talk brillantly upon any subject provided she knows nothing about it."

She...can talk brillantly upon any subject provided she knows nothing about it.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope."

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best."

I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I am the prince of procrastination. It is my besetting sin. I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after"

I am the prince of procrastination. It is my besetting sin. I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "But do let us go. Dorian, you must not stay here any longer. It is not good for one's morals to see bad acting."

But do let us go. Dorian, you must not stay here any longer. It is not good for one's morals to see bad acting.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent"

A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible."

As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "JACKYou're quite perfect, Miss Fairfax.GWENDOLENOh! I hope I am not that. It would leave no room for developments, and I intend to develop in many directions."

JACKYou're quite perfect, Miss Fairfax.GWENDOLENOh! I hope I am not that. It would leave no room for developments, and I intend to develop in many directions.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about."

I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "He repeated her name over and over again. The birds that were singing in the dew-drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her."

He repeated her name over and over again. The birds that were singing in the dew-drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: ". . . try as we may we cannot get behind things to the reality. And the terrible reason may be that there is no reality in things apart from their appearances."

. . . try as we may we cannot get behind things to the reality. And the terrible reason may be that there is no reality in things apart from their appearances.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "She lives in the poetry she cannot write."

She lives in the poetry she cannot write.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good."

He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "You told me you had destroyed it.""I was wrong. It has destroyed me."

You told me you had destroyed it.""I was wrong. It has destroyed me.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities."

What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Lady Bracknell, I hate to seem inquisitive, but would you kindly inform me who I am?"

Lady Bracknell, I hate to seem inquisitive, but would you kindly inform me who I am?



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope."

Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "So with curious eyes and sick surmiseWe watched him day by day, And wondered if each one of usWould end the self-same way, For none can tell to what red HellHis sightless soul may stray."

So with curious eyes and sick surmiseWe watched him day by day, And wondered if each one of usWould end the self-same way, For none can tell to what red HellHis sightless soul may stray.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Yet ruled he not long, so great had been his suffering, and so bitter the fire of his testing, for after the space of three years he died. And he who came after him ruled evilly."

Yet ruled he not long, so great had been his suffering, and so bitter the fire of his testing, for after the space of three years he died. And he who came after him ruled evilly.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Every single human being should be the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every human being should be the realisation of some ideal, either in the mind of God or in the mind of man."

Every single human being should be the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every human being should be the realisation of some ideal, either in the mind of God or in the mind of man.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go."

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Those who pay their bills on time are soon forgotten. It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes."

Those who pay their bills on time are soon forgotten. It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I have forgotten all about my school days. I have a vague impression that they were detestable."

I have forgotten all about my school days. I have a vague impression that they were detestable.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live."

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I don't want to earn a living, I want to live."

I don't want to earn a living, I want to live.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Ah! that is the great thing in life, to live the truth."

Ah! that is the great thing in life, to live the truth.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Indeed, as a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else."

Indeed, as a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love."

I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love.



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "Anybody can have common sense, povided that they have no imagination"

Anybody can have common sense, povided that they have no imagination



Oscar Wilde Quotes: "What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!" exclaimed Lord Henry. " A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her."

What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!" exclaimed Lord Henry. " A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.