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Oscar Wilde
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Day by day the old order of things changes, and new modes of thought pass over our world, and it may be that, before many years, talking will have taken the place of literature, and the personal screech silenced the music of impersonal utterance. Something of the dignity of the literary calling will probably be lost, and it is perhaps a dangerous thing for a country to be too eloquent. Oscar Wilde
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Ah! realize your youth while you have it. Do' squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing. Oscar Wilde
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Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Oscar Wilde
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Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in comedy, whether they will suffer or make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life it is different. Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde
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A method of procuring sensations? Do you think then, that a man who has once committed a murder could possibly do the same crime again? Don't tell me that." says Dorian. "Oh! anything becomes a pleasure if one does it too often," says Lord Henry Oscar Wilde
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The moon in her chariot of pearl Oscar Wilde
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Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful. Oscar Wilde
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To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. Oscar Wilde
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A really well-made buttonhole is the only link between Art and Nature. Oscar Wilde
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I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. Oscar Wilde
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Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. Oscar Wilde
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They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever. Oscar Wilde
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Love is easily killed. Oscar Wilde
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I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing. Oscar Wilde
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Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light. Oscar Wilde
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Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous. Oscar Wilde
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The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me. Oscar Wilde
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Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling. Oscar Wilde
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With subtle and finely-wrought temperaments it is always so. Their strong passions must either bruise or bend. They either slay the man, or themselves die. Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and the sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude. Oscar Wilde
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Bad artists always admire each others work. Oscar Wilde
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What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise Oscar Wilde
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Medievalism, with its saints and martyrs, its love of self-torture, its wild passion for wounding itself, its gashing with knives, and its whipping with rods - Medievalism is real Christianity, and the medieval Christ is the real Christ. Oscar Wilde
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Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything. Yes, murmured Lord Henry, settling his button-hole in his coat; and when they grow older they know it. Oscar Wilde
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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. Oscar Wilde
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A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave. Oscar Wilde
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Youth is the only thing worth having. Oscar Wilde
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Things are because we see them, and what we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that influenced us. To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing. One does not see anything until one sees its beauty. Then, and then only, does it comes into existence. Oscar Wilde
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This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go. Oscar Wilde
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Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get into it do that. Oscar Wilde
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I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde
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The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. Oscar Wilde
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The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork. Oscar Wilde
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Everything in moderation, including moderation. Oscar Wilde
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The gods are strange. It is not our vices only they make instruments to scourge us. They bring us to ruin through what in us is good, gentle, humane, loving. Oscar Wilde
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Life is too short to learn German Oscar Wilde
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I am afraid that we are beginning to be over-educated; at least everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching -that is really what our enthusiasm for education has come to. Oscar Wilde
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I am thoroughly sick of pearls. They make one look so plain, so good and so intellectual. Oscar Wilde
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Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women. Oscar Wilde
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What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. Oscar Wilde
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Out of the unreal shadows of night comes back the real life that we had known. We have to resume it where we had left off... p 207 Oscar Wilde
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Where there is no love there is no understanding. Oscar Wilde
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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde
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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. Oscar Wilde
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You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know. Oscar Wilde
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The true artist is known by what he annexes, and he annexes everything. Oscar Wilde
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People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. Oscar Wilde
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What the worm was to the corpse, his sins would be to the painted image on the canvas. They would mar its beauty, and eat away its grace. they would defile it, and make it shameful. And yet the thing would still live on. It would be always alive. (Dorian Gray regarding his portrait) Oscar Wilde
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Bunbury? Oh, he was quite exploded. Exploded! Was he the victim of a revolutionary outrage? I was not aware that Mr. Bunbury was interested in social legislation. If so, he is well punished for his morbidity. My dear Aunt Augusta, I mean he was found out! The doctors found out that Bunbury could not , that is what I mean-so Bunbury died. He seems to have had great confidence in the opinion of his physicians. Oscar Wilde
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There was something terribly enthralling in the exercise of influence. No other activity was like it. To project one's soul into some gracious form, and let it tarry there for a moment; to hear one's own intellectual views echoed back to one with all the added music of passion and youth; to convey one's temperament into another as though it were a subtle fluid or a strange perfume: there was a real joy in that-perhaps the most satisfying joy left to us in an age so limited and vulgar as our own, an age grossly carnal in its pleasures, and grossly common in its aims.... Oscar Wilde
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There were moments when he looked on evil simply as a mode through which he could realize his conception of the beautiful. Oscar Wilde
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How clever are you, my dear! You never mean a single word you say! Oscar Wilde
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For one moment our lives met, our souls touched. Oscar Wilde
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The security of Society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and the basis of the stability of Society, as a healthy organism, is the complete absence of any intelligence amongst its members. Oscar Wilde
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Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything. Oscar Wilde
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Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets. Oscar Wilde
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Life under a good government is rarely dramatic; life under a bad government is always so. Oscar Wilde
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Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob. It is through the voice of one crying in the wilderness that the ways of the gods must be prepared. Oscar Wilde
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The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. Oscar Wilde
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A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes. Oscar Wilde
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If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation. Oscar Wilde
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Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices. Oscar Wilde
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The birds did not understand a single word of what he was saying, but that made no matter, for they put their heads on one side, and looked wise, which is quite as good as understanding a thing, and very much easier. Oscar Wilde
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Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude. Oscar Wilde
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Whenever life sucks, remember you're going to die someday. Oscar Wilde
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The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action. Oscar Wilde
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I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber one has some day to cry aloud on the house-tops. Oscar Wilde
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One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. Oscar Wilde
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It is love, and not German philosophy, that is the true explanation of the world, whatever may be the explanation of the next. Oscar Wilde
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The English public takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral. Oscar Wilde
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Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world. Oscar Wilde
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