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Quote: They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.


Quote: I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.


Quote: They've promised that dreams can come true -- but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

They've promised that dreams can come true -- but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.


Quote: God grant me the serenity to accept that people are ignorant, the courage to uphold the law when I'm hostile, and the wisdom to realize that murder is illegal. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

God grant me the serenity to accept that people are ignorant, the courage to uphold the law when I'm hostile, and the wisdom to realize that murder is illegal.


Quote: Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.


Quote: High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.


Quote: If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.


Quote: To reveal the art and conceal the artist is art's aim. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To reveal the art and conceal the artist is art's aim.


Quote: There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.


Quote: Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a
sacrament that should be taken kneeling. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a
sacrament that should be taken kneeling.


Quote: You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.


Quote: To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.


Quote: Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.


Quote: I have a business appointment that I am anxious... to miss. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I have a business appointment that I am anxious... to miss.


Quote: My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.


Quote: Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.


Quote: The secret of life is in art. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The secret of life is in art.


Quote: Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: The supreme object of life is to live. Few people live. It is true life only to realize one's own perfection, to make one's every dream a reality. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The supreme object of life is to live. Few people live. It is true life only to realize one's own perfection, to make one's every dream a reality.


Quote: My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.


Quote: Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.


Quote: It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.


Quote: I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


Quote: Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.


Quote: I can believe anything provided it is quite incredible. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I can believe anything provided it is quite incredible.


Quote: One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.


Quote: We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.


Quote: Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.


Quote: To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

To give an accurate description of what has never occurred is not merely the proper occupation of the historian, but the inalienable privilege of any man of parts and culture.


Quote: I was very much disappointed in the Atlantic Ocean. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I was very much disappointed in the Atlantic Ocean.


Quote: America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.


Quote: Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.


Quote: The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly -- that is what each of us is here for. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly -- that is what each of us is here for.


Quote: A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.


Quote: Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.


Quote: One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.


Quote: Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.


Quote: His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be.


Quote: Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Some day people will realise what that means. They will know nothing of life till they do,—and natures like his can realise it.


Quote: In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich makes slaves of the poor.


Quote: How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in? by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?


Quote: The heart was made to be broken. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The heart was made to be broken.


Quote: It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought.


Quote: You can never be overdressed or overeducated. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.


Quote: Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.


Quote: There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.


Quote: A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.


Quote: Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.


Quote: The best way to make children good is to make them happy. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.


Quote: Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.


Quote: The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.


Quote: Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.


Quote: Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.


Quote: Everything in moderation, including moderation. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everything in moderation, including moderation.


Quote: The very essence of romance is uncertainty. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.


Quote: Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.


Quote: Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.


Quote: One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.


Quote: Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.


Quote: Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.


Quote: There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.


Quote: Charity creates a multitude of sins. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Charity creates a multitude of sins.


Quote: One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.


Quote: There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating -- people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating -- people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.


Quote: If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.


Quote: 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. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

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.


Quote: Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.


Quote: The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.


Quote: Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.


Quote: If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.


Quote: I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.


Quote: What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying.


Quote: Why was I born with such contemporaries? by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Why was I born with such contemporaries?


Quote: The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.


Quote: A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to do with the fact that other people want what they want.


Quote: I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.


Quote: I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.


Quote: A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.


Quote: Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.


Quote: Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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 uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it.


Quote: Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.


Quote: It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.


Quote: There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.


Quote: Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.


Quote: If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.


Quote: Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.


Quote: Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.


Quote: No man is rich enough to buy back his past. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.


Quote: I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.


Quote: There is no sin except stupidity. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is no sin except stupidity.


Quote: Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.


Quote: Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.


Quote: By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.


Quote: In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


Quote: If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.


Quote: The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.


Quote: I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.


Quote: The basis of optimism is sheer terror. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.


Quote: Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.


Quote: When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.


Quote: A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.


Quote: The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.


Quote: She is a peacock in everything but beauty. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

She is a peacock in everything but beauty.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

She is a peacock in everything but beauty!


Quote: Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.


Quote: The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman's heart. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The mark of all good art is not that the thing done is done exactly or finely, for machinery may do as much, but that it is worked out with the head and the workman's heart.


Quote: The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.


Quote: A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.


Quote: I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.


Quote: Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.


Quote: The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.


Quote: Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.


Quote: The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.


Quote: America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.


Quote: Let us have no machine-made ornament at all; it is all bad and worthless and ugly. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Let us have no machine-made ornament at all; it is all bad and worthless and ugly.


Quote: An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.


Quote: Only the shallow know themselves. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Only the shallow know themselves.


Quote: Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.


Quote: Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.


Quote: Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.


Quote: Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.


Quote: Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire.


Quote: The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.


Quote: There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.


Quote: Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. When one is in love one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.


Quote: There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.


Quote: I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.


Quote: It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.


Quote: One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.


Quote: Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.


Quote: One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.


Quote: In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.


Quote: The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.


Quote: Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.


Quote: Nothing is so aggravating than calmness. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Nothing is so aggravating as calmness. There is something positively brutal about the good temper of most modern men.


Quote: The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.


Quote: I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.


Quote: When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.


Quote: It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.


Quote: Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in the beautiful things are the cultivated.


Quote: A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.


Quote: Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


Quote: I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.


Quote: A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.


Quote: Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.


Quote: It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.


Quote: Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.


Quote: The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.


Quote: Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.


Quote: In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.


Quote: The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of photo of author Oscar Wilde with quote

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.


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