Quotes of Oscar Wilde

“ You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ And if life be, as it surely is, a problem to me, I am no less a problem to life. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate – not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not at all. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ 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? ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ 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. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I love acting. It is so much more real than life. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible. ”

- Oscar Wilde

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

- Oscar Wilde

“ It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ”

- Oscar Wilde

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

- Oscar Wilde

“ Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. ”

- 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

“ Work is the curse of the drinking classes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. ”

- Oscar Wilde
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