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  • #1
    Oscar Wilde
    “What of Art?
    -It is a malady.
    --Love?
    -An Illusion.
    --Religion?
    -The fashionable substitute for Belief.
    --You are a sceptic.
    -Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
    --What are you?
    -To define is to limit.”
    Oscar Wilde , The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #2
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use
    “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”
    Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “I can resist anything except temptation.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #10
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #12
    Oscar Wilde
    “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: art

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #18
    Oscar Wilde
    “Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #19
    Oscar Wilde
    “The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #20
    Oscar Wilde
    “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #23
    Oscar Wilde
    “Life is too short to learn German”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don’t say we all ought to misbehave. But we ought to look as if we could”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #27
    Oscar Wilde
    “Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #28
    Oscar Wilde
    “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.”
    Oscar Wilde
    tags: life

  • #30
    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.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest



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