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Now produce your explanation and pray make it improbable. Oscar Wilde
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Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer. Oscar Wilde
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If people were meant to be nude, they would have been born this way. Oscar Wilde
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And the marvellous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky. Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart Oscar Wilde
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All great ideas are dangerous. Oscar Wilde
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What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals. Oscar Wilde
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All the spring may be hidden in the single bud, and the low ground nest of the lark may hold the joy that is to herald the feet of many rose-red dawns. Oscar Wilde
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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. Oscar Wilde
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Every woman is a rebel. Oscar Wilde
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It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. Oscar Wilde
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Somehow or other I'll be famous, and if not famous, I'll be notorious. Oscar Wilde
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Fool, nothing is impossible in Russia but reform. Oscar Wilde
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Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man's face. It cannot be concealed. Oscar Wilde
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It's the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Oscar Wilde
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Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. Oscar Wilde
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If this is the way Queen Victoria treats her prisoners, she doesn't deserve to have any. Oscar Wilde
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Poets are not so scrupulous as you are. They know how useful passion is for publication. Nowadays a broken heart will run to many editions." "I hate them for it," cried Hallward. "An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them. We live in an age when men treat art as if it were meant to be a form of autobiography. We have lost the abstract sense of beauty. Some day I will show the world what is it; and for that the world shall never see my portrait of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde
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The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. Oscar Wilde
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
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The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. Oscar Wilde
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You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit. Oscar Wilde
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It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly. Oscar Wilde
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The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. Oscar Wilde
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A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde
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It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. Oscar Wilde
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Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. Oscar Wilde
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The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world. Oscar Wilde
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One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. Oscar Wilde
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The basis of optimism is sheer terror. Oscar Wilde
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I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde
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Only the shallow know themselves. Oscar Wilde
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Everything popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde
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If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. Oscar Wilde
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Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. Oscar Wilde
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A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. Oscar Wilde
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Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. Oscar Wilde
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There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. Oscar Wilde
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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. Oscar Wilde
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The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. Oscar Wilde
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
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As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. Oscar Wilde
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A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. Oscar Wilde
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While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance. Oscar Wilde
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I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy. Oscar Wilde
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Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. Oscar Wilde
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Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exercise. The rich harp on the value of thrift, the idle grow eloquent over the dignity of labor. Oscar Wilde
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Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris. Oscar Wilde
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Nothing that actually occurs is of the smallest importance Oscar Wilde
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The only artists I have ever known who are personally delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. Oscar Wilde
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It is difficult not to be unjust to what one loves. Oscar Wilde
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Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. Oscar Wilde
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Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars. Oscar Wilde
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Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant. Oscar Wilde
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The Number our envious Persons, confirmation our capability. Oscar Wilde
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Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. Oscar Wilde
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because to influence a person is to give one's own soul. Oscar Wilde
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If people are dishonest once, they will be dishonest a second time. And honest people should keep away from them. (Lady Chiltern) Oscar Wilde
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Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal. Oscar Wilde
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There is nothing that art cannot express. Oscar Wilde
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How sad it is!" murmured Dorian Gray with his eyes still fixed upon his own portrait. "How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June... . If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that-for that-I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that! Oscar Wilde
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I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose? Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day-mock me horribly! Oscar Wilde
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You have never been poor, and never known what ambition is. Oscar Wilde
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I have never admitted that I am more than twenty-nine, or thirty at the most. Twenty-nine when there are pink shades, thirty when there are not. Oscar Wilde
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For a year after that was done to me I wept every day at the same hour and for the same space of time. That is not such a tragic thing as possibly it sounds to you. To those who are in prison tears are a part of every day's experience. A day in prison on which one does not weep is a day on which one's heart is hard, not a day on which one's heart is happy. Oscar Wilde
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I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. Oscar Wilde
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Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself. Oscar Wilde
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Always be a little unexpected. Oscar Wilde
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One has a right to judge a man by the effect he has over his friends. Oscar Wilde
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An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them. Oscar Wilde
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You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? Oscar Wilde
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