Quotes by Oscar Wilde (Dramatist/Irish).

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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
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The function of the artist is to invent, not to chronicle.
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Yes, there is a terrible moral in 'Dorian Gray' - a moral which the prurient will not be able to find in it, but it will be revealed to all whose minds are healthy. Is this an artistic error? I fear it is. It is the only error in the book.
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In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
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A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
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It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
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It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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In designing the scenery and costumes for any of Shakespeare's plays, the first thing the artist has to settle is the best date for the drama. This should be determined by the general spirit of the play more than by any actual historical references which may occur in it.
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
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In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.
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Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
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He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
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A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
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There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
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London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know.
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
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Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
• Oscar Wilde
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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.
• Oscar Wilde
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Why was I born with such contemporaries?
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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
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Those whom the gods love grow young.
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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
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The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
• Oscar Wilde

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