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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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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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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Excellence Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Genius Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Love 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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The basis for optimism is sheer terror.

Optimism Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Passion Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.

Temptations Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others.

Wickedness Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

Ability Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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In all pointed sentences some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.

Accuracy Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

Advice Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Age Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.

Bachelors Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.

Conceit Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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