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

If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

Truth Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Truth Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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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.

Vision Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Wisdom Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.

Wisdom Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Writing Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Writing Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action

Action Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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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.

Actors and acting Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Actors and acting Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

Age Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Men become old, but they never become good

Ageing Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude

Apologies Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Appreciation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived

Appreciation Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Arguments Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; through Art and Art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Bad artists always admire each others work.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

Art Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Authority is quite degrading

Authority Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Character Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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

Charm Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

Circumstances Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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