There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. Books are well-written, or badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Sibyl Vane moved like a creature from a finer world. Her body swayed, while she danced, as a plant sways in the water. The curves of her throat were the curves of a white lily. Her hands seemed to be made of cool ivory.

AT NINE O'CLOCK the next morning his servant came in with a cup of chocolate on a tray, and opened the shutters.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

There is a luxury in self-reproach. 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.

Show respect for age. Drink good scotch for a change. The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

The fact is, the public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities. They use them as bludgeons for preventing the free expression of Beauty in new forms.

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.

Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life.

I treated Art as the supreme reality and life as a mere mode of fiction.

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

He has certainly not been paying me compliments. Perhaps that is the reason that I don't believe anything he has told me.

If you wish to understand others you must intensify your own individualism.

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