Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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    A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
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    A man who is much talked about is always very attractive.
    Source: The importance of being earnest (1895) act 2
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    A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
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    A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at.
    Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895)
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    A mask tells us more than a face.
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    A modern city is the exact opposite of what everyone wants.
    Source: Letter naar Robert Ross (31-5-1897) in Frank Harris - Oscar Wilde, His life and confessions
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    A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
    Source: The Pall Mall Gazette (14 oktober 1886) he Children of the Poets
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    A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
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    A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
    Source: The Importance of Being Earnest Act 3
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    Ah, nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They’re the only things we can pay.
    Source: Lady Windermere’s Fan (1893) First act
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    All art is quite useless.
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    All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.
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    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
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    Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
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    America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.