But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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The artist paints the face and body of the sitter, but in fact he shows his own feelings.

Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.

For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us. Outside, the day may be blue and gold, but the light that creeps down through the thickly-muffled glass of the small iron-barred window beneath which one sits is grey.

Egotism itself, which is so necessary to a proper sense of human dignity, is entirely the result of indoor life.

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.

However, I don't propose to discuss politics, sociology, or metaphysics with you. I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. You dislike me. I am quite aware of that. And I have always detested you.

Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic.

Society, civilized society at least, is never very ready to believe anything to the detriment of those who are both rich and fascinating.

People are so annoying. All my pianists look exactly like poets; and all my poets look exactly like pianists.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

The nineteenth century dislike of Romanticism is the rage of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass.

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.