Oscar Wilde Quotes & Wallpapers

Oscar Wilde
Total Quotes: 3464


The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I have nothing to declare except my genius. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

No good deed goes unpunished. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

The world is a stage and the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

What of Art? -It is a malady. -Love? -An Illusion. -Religion? -The fashionable substitute for Belief. -You are a sceptic. -Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. -What are you? -To define is to limit. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. You can help me. You can open for me the portals of death's house, for love is always with you, and love is stronger than death is. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. (Mr. Dumby, Act III) Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I do' say we all ought to misbehave. But we ought to look as if we could Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

One should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Only the shallow know themselves Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion - these are the two things that govern us. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I won't tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world's voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose! Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look, Some with a flattering word, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a sword! Some kill their love when they are young, And some when they are old; Some strangle with the hands of Lust, Some with the hands of Gold: The kindest use a knife, because The dead so soon grow cold. Some love too little, some too long, Some sell, and others buy; Some do the deed with many tears, And some without a sigh: For each man kills the thing he loves, Yet each man does not die. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

The one charm about the past is that it is the past. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly-that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion-these are the two things that govern us. And yet, I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream-I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of medievalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal-to something finer, richer, than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind, and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Illusion is the first of all pleasures Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.... Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I ca' make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless.' 'Well, I ca' eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.' 'I say it's perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

I have no objection to anyone's sex life as long as they do' practice it in the street and frighten the horses. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her daughter, she is perfectly satisfied Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

nothing that is worth knowing can be taught Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister. Women only do that when they have called each other a lot of other things first. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Each man kills the thing he loves. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

My life-my whole life- take it, and do with it what you will. I love you-love you as I have never loved any living thing. From the moment I met you I loved you, loved you blindly, adoringly,madly! You didn't know it then-you know it now. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our intellects. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

When good Americans die, they go to Paris. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

When you really want love you will find it waiting for you. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Good heavens, I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden.' 'But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins!' 'I said it was perfectly heartless of YOU under the circumstances. That is a very different thing.' 'That may be, but the muffins are the same! Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Arguments are to be avoided, they are always vulgar and often convincing. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

The error all women commit. Why ca' you women love us, faults and all? Why do you place us on monstrous pedestals? We have all feet of clay, women as well as men; but when we men love women, we love them knowing their weaknesses, their follies, their imperfections, love them all the more, it may be, for that reason. It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us - else what use is love at all? All sins, except a sin against itself, Love should forgive. All lives, save loveless lives, true Love should pardon. A man's love is like that. It is wider, larger, more human than a woman's. Women think that they are making ideals of men. What they are making of us are false idols merely. You made your false idol of me, and I had not the courage to come down, show you my wounds, tell you my weaknesses. I was afraid that I might lose your love, as I have lost it now. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

It is better to be beautiful then to be good, but it is better to be good then to be ugly. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style. They affect us just as vulgarity affects us. They give us an impression of sheer brute force, and we revolt against that. Sometimes, however, a tragedy that possesses artistic elements of beauty crosses our lives. If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Oscar Wilde was suing the Marquis of Queensbury in 1895 for libel accusing Wilde of homosexuality Counsel: Have you ever adored a young man madly? Wilde: I have never given adoration to anyone except myself. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

You seem to forget that I am married, and the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Cecil Graham: What is a cynic? Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. Cecil Graham: And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything and does' know the market price of any single thing. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at creating around it an absolute uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it. It is not selfish to think for oneself. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. It is grossly selfish to require of one's neighbor that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions. Why should he? If he can think, he will probably think differently. If he cannot think, it is monstrous to require thought of any kind from him. A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

And with tears of blood he cleansed the hand, The hand that held the steel: For only blood can wipe out blood, And only tears can heal Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

There are few of us who have not sometimes wakened before dawn, either after one of those dreamless nights that make us almost enamoured of death, or one of those nights of horror and misshapen joy, when through the chambers of the brain sweep phantoms more terrible than reality itself, and instinct with that vivid life that lurks in all grotesques, and that lends to Gothic art its enduring vitality, this art being, one might fancy, especially the art of those whose minds have been troubled with the malady of reverie. Gradually white fingers creep through the curtains, and they appear to tremble. In black fantastic shapes, dumb shadows crawl into the corners of the room and crouch there. Outside, there is the stirring of birds among the leaves, or the sound of men going forth to their work, or the sigh and sob of the wind coming down from the hills and wandering round the silent house, as though it feared to wake the sleepers and yet must needs call forth sleep from her purple cave. Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. The wan mirrors get back their mimic life. The flameless tapers stand where we had left them, and beside them lies the half-cut book that we had been studying, or the wired flower that we had worn at the ball, or the letter that we had been afraid to read, or that we had read too often. Nothing seems to us changed. Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known. We have to resume it where we had left off, and there steals over us a terrible sense of the necessity for the continuance of energy in the same wearisome round of stereotyped habits, or a wild longing, it may be, that our eyelids might open some morning upon a world that had been refashioned anew in the darkness for our pleasure, a world in which things would have fresh shapes and colours, and be changed, or have other secrets, a world in which the past would have little or no place, or survive, at any rate, in no conscious form of obligation or regret, the remembrance even of joy having its bitterness and the memories of pleasure their pain. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:

Well I won't argue about the matter. You always want to argue about things. That is exactly what things were originally made for. Oscar Wilde
Download Wallpaper:



<< PREVIOUS PAGE Page 35 of 50 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50  


RELATED TOPICS

Oscar Wilde Quotes, Fashionable Quotes Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde Quotes Theatre, Society Oscar Wilde Quotes, Time Oscar Wilde Quotes, 100 Best Oscar Wilde Quotes, Be Yourself Oscar Wilde Quotes, Work Oscar Wilde Quotes, Wilde Quotes, Oscar Gamble Quote, Oscar Night Quotes,