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The secret of life is in art.

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.

Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.

Fox hunting is the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.

Once at least in his life each man walks with Christ to Emmaus.

Sir, it is your duty to get married. You can't be always living for pleasure.
An Ideal Husband

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German.
The Critic as Artist

I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
The Picture of Dorian Gray

I have made an important discovery - that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effects of intoxication.

History never repeats itself. The historians repeat each other. There is a wide difference.

It is awfully hard work doing nothing.
The Importance of Being Earnest

In married life three is company and two is none.
The Importance of Being Earnest

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.
The Critic as Artist

Nothing ages like happiness.
An Ideal Husband

Society produces rogues and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.

There are moments when Art almost attains to the dignity of manual labor.
The Model Millionaire

Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.
An Ideal Husband

A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
The Picture of Dorian Gray

I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with such little result.
The Importance of Being Earnest

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of the other of us has to go.

A consultant is an ordinary man away from home giving advice.

Science is the record of dead religions.

If the cavemen had known how to laugh, history would have been different.

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Lady Windermere's Fan

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.

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

Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.

I often take exercise. Only yesterday I had breakfast in bed.

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is unread.

She who hesitates is won.

I never put off till tomorrow what I can do the day after.

Tell the cook of this restaurant with my compliments that these are the very worst sandwiches in the whole world, and that, when I ask for a watercress sandwich, I do not mean a loaf with a field in the middle of it.

The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding.
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891)

The only thing that can console one for being poor is extravagance.

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

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

Anybody can make history, only a great man can write it.

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

A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is usually plain.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

A really well made buttonhole is the only link between art and nature.

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

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

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

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