Oscar Wilde Quotes & Wallpapers

Oscar Wilde
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Cuando somos felices siempre somos buenos, pero cuando somos buenos no siempre somos felices Oscar Wilde

to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world, Oscar Wilde

What the worm was to the corpse, his sins would be to the painted image on the canvas. Oscar Wilde

You are an extraordinary fellow. You never say a moral thing, and you never do a wrong thing. Your cynicism is simply a pose. Oscar Wilde

Nor do I in any way approve of the modern sympathy with invalids. I consider it morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. Oscar Wilde

You know how I love secrecy. It is the only thing that can make modern life wonderful or mysterious to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. Oscar Wilde

But he suddenly started up, and closing his eyes, placed his fingers upon the lids, as though he sought to imprison within his brain some curious dream from which he feared he might awake. Oscar Wilde

Women are made to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde

If we women did not love you for your defects, where would you all be? Not one of you would ever be married. You would be a set of unfortunate bachelors. Not, however, that that would alter you much. Oscar Wilde

He did not wring his hands, as do Those witless men who dare To try to rear the changeling Hope In the cave of black Despair. Oscar Wilde

There is such a thing as robbing a story of its reality by trying to make it too true... Oscar Wilde

Un matrimonio dovrebbe basarsi sulla reciproca incomprensione. Oscar Wilde

It lies like a leper in purple, it sits like a dead thing smeared with gold. Oscar Wilde

Das wirkliche Leben war Chaos, aber es lag eine schreckliche Logik in der Phantasie. Oscar Wilde

But Venice, like Oxford, had kept the background for romance, and, to the true romantic, background was everything, or almost everything. Oscar Wilde

Here are two chairs; let us sit down and see the smart people go by. Oscar Wilde

He felt that he had known them all, those strange terrible figures that had passed across the stage of the world and made sin so marvelous and evil so full of subtlety. Oscar Wilde

I should fancy that crime was to them what art is to us, simply a method of procuring extraordinary sensations. Oscar Wilde

The Noblest form of Affection Oscar Wilde

Everyone is born a king; some people die in exile Oscar Wilde

it is a marvel that those red-roseleaf lips of yours should be made no less for the madness of music and song than for the madness of kissing. Oscar Wilde

the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, Oscar Wilde

Your days are your sonnets. Oscar Wilde

But you will tell me this is an inartistic age, and we are an inartistic people, and the artist suffers much in this nineteenth century of ours. Of course he does. I, of all men, am not going to deny that. But remember that there has never been an artistic age, or an artistic people since the beginning of the world. The artist has always been, and will always be, an exquisite exception. Oscar Wilde

nothing is worth doing except what the world says is impossible. Oscar Wilde

Adevarul despre casatorie este acela ca te face sa nu mai fi egoist. Iar oamenii lipsiti de egoism sun incolori. Le lipseste individualitatea Oscar Wilde

I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself, Oscar Wilde

One should not look at anything. Neither at things, nor at people should one look. Only in mirrors is it well to look, for mirrors do but show us masks. Oscar Wilde

For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses. It has led Individualism entirely astray. It has made gain not growth its aim. So that man thought that the important thing was to have, and did not know that the important thing is to be. The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is. Oscar Wilde

Ah! thou wouldst not suffer me to kiss thy mouth, Iokanaan. Well! I will kiss it now. I will bite it with my teeth as one bites a ripe fruit. Yes, I will kiss thy mouth, Iokanaan. I said it; did I not say it? I said it. Ah! I will kiss it now . . . . But wherefore dost thou not look at me, Iokanaan? Thine eyes that were so terrible, so full of rage and scorn, are shut now. Wherefore are they shut? Open thine eyes! Lift up thine eyelids, Iokanaan! Wherefore dost thou not look at me? Art thou afraid of me, Iokanaan, that thou wilt not look at me? Oscar Wilde

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. Oscar Wilde

When the prurient and the impotent attack you, be sure you are right. Oscar Wilde

I suppose one must be serious sometimes. Oscar Wilde

Ah, Iokanaan, Iokanaan, thou wert the man that I loved alone among men! All other men were hateful to me. But thou wert beautiful! Thy body was a column of ivory set upon feet of silver. It was a garden full of doves and lilies of silver. It was a tower of silver decked with shields of ivory. There was nothing in the world so white as thy body. There was nothing in the world so black as thy hair. In the whole world there was nothing so red as thy mouth. Thy voice was a censer that scattered strange perfumes, and when I looked on thee I heard a strange music. Ah! wherefore didst thou not look at me, Iokanaan? Oscar Wilde

Hello, I am Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde

I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property. Oscar Wilde

When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies through the window. Oscar Wilde

The rich would have spoken on the value of thrift and the idle grown eloquent over the dignity of labour. 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. Oscar Wilde

I had been foolish in imagining that I had seen anything in it, more than that you were extremely good looking, and that I could paint. Oscar Wilde

You cut life to pieces with your epigrams. Oscar Wilde

Of course I need not remind you how fluid a thing thought is with me- with us all- and of what an evanescent substance are our emotions made. Oscar Wilde

Why should he watch the hideous corruption of his soul? Oscar Wilde

I believe that you are really a very good husband but that you are thoroughly ashamed of your own virtues. You are an extraordinary fellow. You never say a moral thing and you never do a wrong thing. Your cynicism is simply a pose. Oscar Wilde

He who lives more lives than one More deaths than one must die. Oscar Wilde

Have some bread and butter. The bread and butter is for Gwendolen. Gwendolen is devoted to bread and butter. Oscar Wilde

Do you know I am afraid that good people do a great deal of harm in this world. Certainly the greatest harm they do is that they make badness of such extraordinary importance. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde

I believe I am to have enough to live on for about eighteen months at any rate, so that, if I may not write beautiful books, I may at least read beautiful books, and what joy can be greater? Oscar Wilde

Cada um de nos tem em si o Ceu e o Inferno Oscar Wilde

I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love. Oscar Wilde

If the doors of perception were cleared everything will appear to us as it is, infinite Oscar Wilde

To him, man was a being with myriad lives and myriad sensations, a complex multiform creature that bore within itself strange legacies of thought and passion, and whose very flesh was tainted with the monstrous maladies of the dead. Oscar Wilde

the value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Oscar Wilde

Examinations consist of the foolish asking questions the wise cannot answer Oscar Wilde

As the painter looked at the gracious and comely form he had so skilfully mirrored in his art, a smile of pleasure passed across his face, and seemed about to linger there. Oscar Wilde

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. Oscar Wilde

It was only in the theatre that I lived. Oscar Wilde

The sunlight slipped over the polished leaves. Oscar Wilde

I forgot that little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and therefore what one has done in the secret chamber one has someday to cry aloud on the housetops. Oscar Wilde

Untruthful! My nephew Algernon? Impossible! He is an Oxonian. Oscar Wilde

He loves first editions, especially of women: little girls are his passion. Oscar Wilde

The girl laughed again. The joy of a caged bird was in her voice. Oscar Wilde

I would merely beg you not to be too much bowed down by grief. What seem to us bitter trails are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde

Besides, women were better suited to bear sorrow than men. Oscar Wilde

Even if I had not been waiting but had shut the doors against you, you should have remembered that no one can possibly shut the doors against love forever. Oscar Wilde

Indeed, in many respects, she was quite English, and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde

She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy. Oscar Wilde

It is always painful to part from people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable. Oscar Wilde

The more the public is interested in artists, the less it is interested in art. The personality of the artist is not a thing the public should know about. It is too accidental. Oscar Wilde



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