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quote by Oscar Wilde: Clergymen and people who use phrases without wisdom sometimes talk of suffering as a mystery. It is really a revelation. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Clergymen and people who use phrases without wisdom sometimes talk of suffering as a mystery. It is really a revelation.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Cleverness becomes a public nuisance. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Cleverness becomes a public nuisance.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: To elope is cowardly; it is running away from danger; and danger has become so rare in modern life. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To elope is cowardly; it is running away from danger; and danger has become so rare in modern life.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Don't tell me that you have exhausted Life. When a man says that, one knows that life has exhausted him. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Don't tell me that you have exhausted Life. When a man says that, one knows that life has exhausted him.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: If a woman cannot make her mistakes charming, she is only a female. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If a woman cannot make her mistakes charming, she is only a female.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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
quote by Oscar Wilde: There is a fatality about good resolutions -- that they are always made too late. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is a fatality about good resolutions -- that they are always made too late.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Her body swayed, while she danced, as a plant sways in the water. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Her body swayed, while she danced, as a plant sways in the water.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: I see the moon like a clipped piece of silver. Like gilded bees the stars cluster round her. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I see the moon like a clipped piece of silver. Like gilded bees the stars cluster round her.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: All great ideas are dangerous. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

All great ideas are dangerous.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: A passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Lawyers have been known to wrest from reluctant juries triumphant verdicts of acquittal for their clients, even when those clients, as often happens, were clearly and unmistakably innocent. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Lawyers have been known to wrest from reluctant juries triumphant verdicts of acquittal for their clients, even when those clients, as often happens, were clearly and unmistakably innocent.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One is not always happy when one is good; but one is always good when one is happy.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: All art is immortal. For emotion for the sake of emotion is the aim of art, and emotion for the sake of action is the aim of life. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

All art is immortal. For emotion for the sake of emotion is the aim of art, and emotion for the sake of action is the aim of life.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Artists reproduce themselves or each other, with wearisome iteration. But criticism is always moving on, and the critic is always developing. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Artists reproduce themselves or each other, with wearisome iteration. But criticism is always moving on, and the critic is always developing.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Whatever, in fact, is modern in our life we owe to the Greeks. Whatever is an anachronism is due to mediaevalism. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Whatever, in fact, is modern in our life we owe to the Greeks. Whatever is an anachronism is due to mediaevalism.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: A beggar hates his benefactor as much as he hates himself for begging. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A beggar hates his benefactor as much as he hates himself for begging.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: A burnt child loves the fire. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A burnt child loves the fire.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: One should absorb the color of life. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One should absorb the color of life.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.


quote by Oscar Wilde: Memory is the diary that chronicles things that never have happened and couldn't possibly have happened. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Memory is the diary that chronicles things that never have happened and couldn't possibly have happened.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: The best one can say of modern creative art is that it is just a little less vulgar than reality. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The best one can say of modern creative art is that it is just a little less vulgar than reality.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Who is that man over there? I don't know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him! -- hang him! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Who is that man over there? I don't know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him! -- hang him!

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurence of crime. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurence of crime.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: It is that deep spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. It is beautiful, it is fine, it is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is that deep spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect. It is beautiful, it is fine, it is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Life is the art of being well deceived, and to succeed, it must be habitual and uninterrupted. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life is the art of being well deceived, and to succeed, it must be habitual and uninterrupted.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

I don’t regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience. I threw the pearl of my soul into a cup of wine.


quote by Oscar Wilde: Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking Champagne. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Only the unimaginative can fail to find a reason for drinking Champagne.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Life under a good government is rarely dramatic; life under a bad government is always so. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life under a good government is rarely dramatic; life under a bad government is always so.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: You cut life to pieces with your epigrams. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You cut life to pieces with your epigrams.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: The essence of thought, as the essence of life, is growth. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The essence of thought, as the essence of life, is growth.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: There is more to be said for stupidity than people imagine. Personally I have a great admiration for stupidity. It is a sort of fellow-feeling, I suppose. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is more to be said for stupidity than people imagine. Personally I have a great admiration for stupidity. It is a sort of fellow-feeling, I suppose.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art. ...because of the importance it places on the individual, their liberty, self-expression, creativity, and personal responsibility.


quote by Oscar Wilde: I threw the pearl of my soul into a cup of wine. I went down the primrose path to the sound of flutes. I lived on honeycomb. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I threw the pearl of my soul into a cup of wine. I went down the primrose path to the sound of flutes. I lived on honeycomb.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Just to let you know that the buffet car will be closing for stocktaking in five minutes. The next station stop is Chesterfield. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Just to let you know that the buffet car will be closing for stocktaking in five minutes. The next station stop is Chesterfield.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: You are not listening to a word I am saying ... and I am making the most delightful plans for your future. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You are not listening to a word I am saying ... and I am making the most delightful plans for your future.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: God, bless me with luxury. Necessities I can do without. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

God, bless me with luxury. Necessities I can do without.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Each of us has heaven and hell in him. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Each of us has heaven and hell in him.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: God's eternal laws are kind-and break the heart of stone. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

God's eternal laws are kind-and break the heart of stone.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Great passions are for the great of soul, and great events can be seen only by those who are on a level with them. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Great passions are for the great of soul, and great events can be seen only by those who are on a level with them.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other's way: but we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Like two doomed ships that pass in storm we had crossed each other's way: but we made no sign, we said no word, we had no word to say.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Well, in the first place girls never marry the men they flirt with. Girls don't think it right. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Well, in the first place girls never marry the men they flirt with. Girls don't think it right.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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
quote by Oscar Wilde: I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: An actor is part illusionist, part artist, part ham. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

An actor is part illusionist, part artist, part ham.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die.

--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!


quote by Oscar Wilde: You should treat the trivial things in life seriously and the serious things in life with a sincere and studied triviality. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You should treat the trivial things in life seriously and the serious things in life with a sincere and studied triviality.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: One does not see anything until one sees its beauty. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One does not see anything until one sees its beauty.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: The world seemed to me fine because you were in it, and goodness more real because you lived. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The world seemed to me fine because you were in it, and goodness more real because you lived.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I like looking at geniuses and listening to beautiful people. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I like looking at geniuses and listening to beautiful people.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: If we men married the women we deserved, we should have a very bad time of it. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If we men married the women we deserved, we should have a very bad time of it.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Genius lasts longer than beauty. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Genius lasts longer than beauty.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.


quote by Oscar Wilde: There is no doubt that genius lasts longer than beauty. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is no doubt that genius lasts longer than beauty.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air; transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air; transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Do not be afraid of the past. If people tell you that it is irrevocable, do not believe them. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Do not be afraid of the past. If people tell you that it is irrevocable, do not believe them.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Do not be afraid of the past. If people tell you that it is irrevocable, do not believe them. The past, the present and the future are but one moment in the sight of God, in whose sight we should try to live. Time and space, succession and extension, are merely accidental conditions of thought. The imagination can transcend them.


quote by Oscar Wilde: The sure way of knowing nothing about life is to try to make oneself useful. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The sure way of knowing nothing about life is to try to make oneself useful.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Through our sunless lanes creeps Poverty with her hungry eyes, and Sin with his sodden face follows close behind her. Misery wakes us in the morning and Shame sits with us at night. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Through our sunless lanes creeps Poverty with her hungry eyes, and Sin with his sodden face follows close behind her. Misery wakes us in the morning and Shame sits with us at night.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Alas, I'm dying beyond my means. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Alas, I'm dying beyond my means.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: I expect I shall have to die beyond my means. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I expect I shall have to die beyond my means.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: There is one thing worse than an absolutely loveless marriage: a marriage in which there is love, but on one side only. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is one thing worse than an absolutely loveless marriage: a marriage in which there is love, but on one side only.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.
She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of, herself.
She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: As for modern journalism, it is not my business to defend it. It justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarest. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

As for modern journalism, it is not my business to defend it. It justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarest.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: My desire to live is as intense as ever, and though my heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

My desire to live is as intense as ever, and though my heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us. Outside, the day may be blue and gold, but the light that creeps down through the thickly-muffled glass of the small iron-barred window beneath which one sits is grey and niggard. It is always twilight in one's cell, as it is always twilight in one's heart. And in the sphere of thought, no less than in the sphere of time, motion is no more.


quote by Oscar Wilde: My dear fellow, the truth isn't quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman! with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

My dear fellow, the truth isn't quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!

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quote by Oscar Wilde: Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: 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. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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
quote by Oscar Wilde: Don't run down dyed hair and painted faces. There is an extraordinary charm in them, sometimes. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Don't run down dyed hair and painted faces. There is an extraordinary charm in them, sometimes.

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quote by Oscar Wilde: I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter -- a girl brought up with the utmost care -- to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel? with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter -- a girl brought up with the utmost care -- to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel?

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Oscar Wilde: Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Oscar Wilde: Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city. with background image: photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the center of the city.

--Oscar Wilde

We wish you a perfect day!