Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Irish poet, author, playwright
16 October 1854 — 30 November 1900

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I am a dreamer. For 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.

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

True friends stab you in the front.

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else`s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.

Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.


Life is never fair [...]. And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.


One should always play fairly... when one has the winning cards.

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

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.


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