When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting.

When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.

When Tommy wants to be romantic he talks to one just like a doctor.

When they make up their ledger, they balance stupidity by wealth, and vice by hypocrisy.

When they entered, they found hanging upon the wall a splendid portrait of their master as.

When the prurient and the impotent attack you, be sure you are right.

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

When that high spirit, that morning star of evil, fell from heaven, it was as a rebel that he fell.

When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies through the window.

When our eyes met, I felt that I was growing pale. A curious sensation of terror came over me. I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.

When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

When man acts he is a puppet. When he describes he is a poet.

When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.

When is she Sibyl Vane? Never.

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.

When I see a spade I call it a spade.

When I like people immensely, I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them.

When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the only thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.

When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. it is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one's life.

When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure.

When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me. Indeed, as any one who knows me intimately will tell you, I refuse everything except food and drink. At the present moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins.

When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me.

When he takes the knife to the canvass the servants find him lying dead with a knife through is heart and "withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage." and the portrait "in all the wonders of his exquisite youth and beauty.

When he [Christ] says 'Forgive your enemies', it is not for the sake of the enemy but for one's own sake that he says so, and because Love is more beautiful than Hate.

When good Americans die, they go to Paris.

When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself. We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless.

When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money.

When asked what he thought of sports, Oscar Wilde replied, "I approve of any activity that requires the wearing of special clothing.

When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say it does not sound in the smallest degree like German.

What you really are is a Bunburyist. I was quite right in saying you were a Bunburyist. You are one of the most advanced Bunburyists I know.

What you read when you don't have to will determine what you will be when you can't help it.

What you have told me is quite a romance, a romance of art one might call it, and the worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic.

What would you say, Harry, if I told you that I had murdered Basil?" said the younger man. He watched him intently after he had spoken.

When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk the

When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Whatever you have that is beautiful if for use, then you should use it, or part with it to someone who will.

Whatever one writes, comes to pass.

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it.

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

All I want now is to look at life.

A kiss may ruin a human life.