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523 Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
10/16/1854 - 11/30/1900
Also Known As:  
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde     Fingal O'Flahertie Wills     Oscar. Wilde
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About Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

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I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

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I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

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I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.

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I can believe anything provided it is incredible.

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I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.

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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.

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I have nothing to declare except my genius.

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One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

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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.

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Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

Women Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

Work Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Work Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do

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He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.

Writers Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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To get back one's youth one has merely to repeat one's follies

Youth Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Journalism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.

Journalism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

Music Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Musical people always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be perfectly deaf.

Music Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Art is the most intense mode of invidualism that the world has known.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

War Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance.

Romance Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Choices Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Education Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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