Yes, Dorian, you will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.

The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide.

All right, Uncle George, I'll tell her, but it won't have any effect. Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic.

Dear Prince, I must leave you, but I will never forget you, and next spring I will bring you back two beautiful jewels in place of those you have given away. The ruby shall be redder than a red rose, and the sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.

I would have a workshop attached to every school, and one hour a day given up to the teaching of simple decorative arts. It would be a golden hour to the children.

Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil. They give us, now and then, some of those luxurious sterile emotions that have a certain charm for the weak.... They are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Lips that Shakespeare taught to speak have whispered their secret in my ear. I have had the arms of Rosalind around me, and kissed Juliet on the mouth.

The public is wonderfully tolerant; it forgives everything except genius.

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

Like all good reputations... every effect that one produces gives one an enemy. To be popular one must be a mediocrity.

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

Dorian Gray had been poisoned by a book.

Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.