Oscar Wilde Quotes

America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up.

Oscar Wilde

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Oscar Wilde

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read

Oscar Wilde

Experience is the name we give to our past mistakes

Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.

Oscar Wilde

There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope

Oscar Wilde

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Oscar Wilde

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation.

Oscar Wilde

Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.

Oscar Wilde

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered.

Oscar Wilde

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde

I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that.

Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde

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