Oscar Wilde Quotes

All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

Oscar Wilde

The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster

Oscar Wilde

I may have said the same thing before...but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.

Oscar Wilde

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

Now it seems to me that love of some kind is the only possible explanation of the extraordinary amount of suffering that there is in the world.

Oscar Wilde

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.

Oscar Wilde

In the wild struggle for existance, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.

Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.

Oscar Wilde

Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people

Oscar Wilde

Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin.

Oscar Wilde

As long as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked on as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.

Oscar Wilde

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.

Oscar Wilde

With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

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