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Oscar Wilde
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The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women... merely adored. Oscar Wilde
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There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Oscar Wilde
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Charity, dear Miss Prism, charity! None of us are perfect. I myself am peculiarly susceptible to draughts. Oscar Wilde
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Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime. Oscar Wilde
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Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt. Oscar Wilde
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I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across... Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. The mortality among pianists in that place is marvellous. Oscar Wilde
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Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde
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Lady Bracknell. Good afternoon, dear Algernon, I hope you are behaving very well. Algernon. I'm feeling very well, Aunt Augusta. Lady Bracknell. That's not quite the same thing. In fact the two things rarely go together. Oscar Wilde
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If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward. Oscar Wilde
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I hope to-morrow will be a fine day, Lane. It never is, sir. Lane, you're a perfect pessimist. I do my best to give satisfaction, sir. Oscar Wilde
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Sins of the flesh are nothing. They are maladies for physicians to cure, if they should be cured. Sins of the soul alone are shameful. Oscar Wilde
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Behind the perfection of a man's style, must lie the passion of a man's soul. Oscar Wilde
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Art, like Nature, has her monsters Oscar Wilde
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What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul. Oscar Wilde
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It was only in the theatre that I lived Oscar Wilde
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All art is quite useless. So is a flower. Oscar Wilde
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Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it. Oscar Wilde
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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. I cannot conceive of any other explanation. I am convinced that there is no other, and that if the world has indeed, as I have said, been built of sorrow, it has been built by the hands of love, because in no other way could the soul of man, for whom the world was made, reach the full stature of its perfection. Pleasure for the beautiful body, but pain for the beautiful soul. Oscar Wilde
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But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don't think. Oscar Wilde
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Youth is the only thing worth having. When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself. Oscar Wilde
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I have grown tired of the articulate utterances of men and things. The Mystical in Art, the Mystical in Life, the Mystical in Nature this is what I am looking for. It is absolutely necessary for me to find it somewhere. Oscar Wilde
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Yes, very sensible... People die of common sense, Dorian, one lost moment at a time. Life is a moment. There is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame. Oscar Wilde
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We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilised body. Oscar Wilde
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It was you I thought of all the time, I gave to them the love you did not need: lavished on them a love that was not theirs. Oscar Wilde
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I cannot choose one hundred best books because I have only written five Oscar Wilde
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On George Bernard Shaw An excellent man: he has no enemies, and none of his friends like him. Oscar Wilde
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Art persists, it timelessly continues. Oscar Wilde
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Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. Oscar Wilde
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Truth, in the matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. Oscar Wilde
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Lord Illingworth: The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. Mrs. Allonby: It ends with Revelations. Oscar Wilde
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The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated. Oscar Wilde
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My dear fellow, the truth isn't quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. Oscar Wilde
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The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her if she is pretty and to someone else if she is plain. Oscar Wilde
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Ah! That must be Aunt Augusta. Only relatives, or creditors, ever ring in that Wagnerian manner. Oscar Wilde
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As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg. Oscar Wilde
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There were times when it appeared to Dorian Gray that the whole of history was merely the record of his own life, not as he had lived it in act and circumstand, but as his imagination had created it for him, as it had been in his brain and in his passions. 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 marvellous, and evil so full of subtlety. It seemed to him that in some mysterious way their lives had been his own. Oscar Wilde
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Children start out loving their parents, but as they grow older and discover their parents are human, they become judgmental. And sometimes, when they mature, they forgive their parents, especially when they discover they are also human. Oscar Wilde
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At six o'clock we cleaned our cells, At seven all was still, But the sough and swing of a mighty wing The prison seemed to fill, For the Lord of Death with icy breath Had entered in to kill. Oscar Wilde
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Every single work of art is the fulfillment of a prophecy; for every work of art is the conversion of an idea into an image. Oscar Wilde
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The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1.322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26.911 words. The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. Oscar Wilde
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I was saying, continued the Rocket, I was saying - What was I saying? You were talking about yourself, replied the Roman Candle.Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted. Oscar Wilde
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Life is like a box of terrible analogies... Oscar Wilde
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What is abnormal in Life stands in normal relations to Art. It is the only thing in Life that stands in normal relations to Art. Oscar Wilde
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I like my food dry. Not sick, not even dying, dead. Oscar Wilde
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A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection. Oscar Wilde
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Science is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon eternal truths. Art is out of the reach of morals, for her eyes are fixed upon things beautiful and immortal and ever-changing. To morals belong the lower and less intellectual spheres. Oscar Wilde
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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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Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age. I consider that for any man of culture to accept the standard of his age is a form of the grossest immorality. Oscar Wilde
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You can't make people good by Act of Parliament. Oscar Wilde
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One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox-the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. Oscar Wilde
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Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
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Moderation is a fatal thing, Lady Hunstanton. Nothing succeeds like excess. Oscar Wilde
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In all things connected with money I have had a luck so extraordinary that sometimes it has made me almost afraid. I remember having read somewhere, in some strange book, that when the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde
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Every American bride is taken there [Niagara Falls], and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life. Oscar Wilde
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Mr. Whistler always spelt art, and we believe still spells it, with a capital 'I. Oscar Wilde
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When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself. Oscar Wilde
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Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is one's self. Oscar Wilde
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A man who pays his bills on time is soon forgotten. Oscar Wilde
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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
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Lean on principles, one day they'll end up giving way. Oscar Wilde
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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim. 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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