Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer

Lived from: 1854-1900

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oscar Wilde

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    Everything in moderation, including moderation.
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    Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
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    Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
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    Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
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    Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.
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    Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
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    Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal.
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    Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
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    Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
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    Flowers are as common in the country as people are in London.
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    For a sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
    Source: De Profundis (1897)
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    For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners.
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    For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
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    For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.
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    Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.