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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 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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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Civilization Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us.

Comfort Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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One can give a really unbiased opinion only about things that do not interest one

Concern Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution

Confession 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.

Confidence Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.

Conformity Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.

Conscience Quotes, by Oscar Wilde

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