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Oscar Wilde Quotes

Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
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The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) I should have remembered that when one is going to lead an entirely new life, one requires regular and wholesome meals  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task completely overwhelm me  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal - they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You’re damn right they have a right!  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Be happy, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart’s-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Know thyself’ was written over the portal of the antique world. Over the portal of the new world, ‘Be thyself’ shall be written  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) 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  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Bad artists always admire each other’s work. They call it being large-minded and free from prejudice. But a truly great artist cannot conceive of life being shown, or beauty fashioned, under any conditions other than those he has selected  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) It is he who has broken the bond of marriage - not I. I only break its bondage  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life’s lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) The Ideal Man should talk to us as if we were goddesses, and treat us as if we were children. He should refuse all our serious requests, and gratify every one of our whims. He should encourage us to have caprices, and forbid us to have missions. He should always say much more than he means, and always mean much more than he says  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) It is sometimes said that the tragedy of an artist’s life is that he cannot realise his ideal. But the true tragedy that dogs the steps of most artists is that they realise their ideal too absolutely. For, when the ideal is realised, it is robbed of its wonder and its mystery, and becomes simply a new starting-point for an ideal that is other than itself  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Oscar Wilde turned the world upside down and was able to laugh at it, and hopefully by the time I’m 120 and worn out, that’s what I will achieve. I love being alive so much  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) She behaves as if she was beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) As happens with people who love a thing too much, it destroys them. Oscar Wilde said, ‘You destroy the thing that you love.’ It’s the other way around. What you love destroys you  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) I like Wagner’s music better than anybody’s. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without other people hearing what one says  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Out of the unreal shadows of night comes back the real life that we had known. We have to resume it where we had left off... p 207  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Oscar Wilde was suing the Marquis of Queensbury in 1895 for libel accusing Wilde of homosexuality Counsel: Have you ever adored a young man madly? Wilde: I have never given adoration to anyone except myself  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) And with tears of blood he cleansed the hand, The hand that held the steel: For only blood can wipe out blood, And only tears can heal  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Jack: Actually, I was found. Lady Bracknell: Found? Jack: Uh, yes, I was in... a handbag. Lady Bracknell: A handbag? Jack: Yes, it was... [makes gestures] Jack: an ordinary handbag  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Oscar Wilde said that sunsets were not valued because we could not pay for sunsets. But Oscar Wilde was wrong; we can pay for sunsets. We can pay for them by not being Oscar Wilde  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) But what world says that [I’m wicked]? It can only be the next world. This world and I are on excellent terms  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) Oh! it is absurd to have a hard-and-fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read  (Oscar Wilde Quotes) There was purification in punishment. Not ‘Forgive us our sins,’ but ‘Smite us for our iniquities’ should be the prayer of a man to a most just God  (Oscar Wilde Quotes)
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