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

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish


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

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As for being poisoned by a book, there is no such thing as that. Art has no influence upon action.

I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood.

One has a right to judge of a man by the effect he has over his friends.

But here was a visible symbol of the degradation of sin. Here was an ever present sin of the ruin men brought upon their souls.

There was something in his face that made one trust him at once. All the candour of youth was there, as well as youth's passionate purity. One felt that he had kept himself unspotted from the world.

It is mentally and morally injurious to man to do anything in which he does not find pleasure, and many forms of labour are quite pleasureless activities, and should be regarded as such.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

I look on all the different religions as colleges in a great university. Roman Catholicism is the greatest and most romantic of them.

A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands; beautiful women never are! They never have time. They are always so occupied in being jealous of other people's husbands.

The way of paradoxes is the way of truth. To test Reality we must see it on the tight-rope. When the Verities become acrobats we can judge them.

Admit that I think that it is better to be beautiful than to be good.

I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love.

In fact, he was dressed for the character of ‘Jonas the Graveless, or the Corpse-Snatcher of Chertsey Barn,' one of his most remarkable impersonations.