Oh! I don't think I would like to catch a sensible man. I shouldn't know what to talk to him about.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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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.

Give a man a mask and he'll tell you the truth.

You never say a moral thing, and you never do a wrong thing.

God and other artists are always a little obscure...

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

In married life three is company and two none.

I am quite content with philosophic contemplation. But, as the nineteenth century has gone bankrupt through an over-expenditure of sympathy, I would suggest that we should appeal to science to put us straight. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.

How extraordinary! I thought you would never care for anything but your art.

A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.

Sweet rains fall on just and unjust alike.

You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. That is all.

In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.

Some things are more precious because they don't last long.

All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.