To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish


To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. Oscar Wilde

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Lady Bracknell. To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.

If there is anything more annoying in the world than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talk about you.

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last for ever. It is a meaningless word, too. The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.

Believe me, no civilized man ever regrets a pleasure, and no uncivilized man ever knows what a pleasure is.

The aim of all art is simply to make life more joyous.

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

To see and hear and write brave things.

An egg is always an adventure; it may be different each time.

Stand still, thou hurrying orb in the high heavens, and make this hour immortal!

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect. Suddenly we find that we are no longer the actors, but the spectators of the play. Or rather we are both. We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us.

True. In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.