The one advantage of playing with fire, Lady Caroline, is that one never gets even singed. It is the people who don't know how to play with it who get burned up.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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Once in New York, you are sure to be a great success. I know lots of people there who would give a hundred thousand dollars to have a grandfather, and much more than that to have a family ghost.

I am off to Paris by the midnight train, and I wanted particularly to see you before I left. I thought it was you, or rather your fur coat, as you passed me. But I wasn't quite sure.

Am I thy looking-glass that thou callest me knave?

All I want to do now is look at life. You may come and look at it with me, if you care to.

To be popular, one must be a mediocrity.

She has the fascinating tyranny of youth, and the astonishing courage of innocence.

The youth of America is their oldest tradition.

The General was essentially a man of peace, except in his domestic life.

As he passed out, he used to look with wonder at the black confessionals and long to sit in the dim shadow of one of them and listen to men and women whispering through the worn grating the true story of their lives.

I like talking to a brick wall- it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!

Nay, without thought or conscious desire, might not things external to ourselves vibrate in unison with our moods and passions, atom calling to atom in secret love or strange affinity? But.

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.

The girl laughed again. The joy of a caged bird was in her voice.

Ugliness was the one reality.