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.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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I don't care about the London season! It is too matrimonial. People are either hunting for husbands, or hiding from them.

To begin with, I dined there on Monday, and once a week is quite enough to dine with one's own relations.

I know not whether laws be right or whether laws be wrong.

I knew that I had come face to face with someone 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.

A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.

I would sooner have fifty unnatural vices than one unnatural virtue. It is unnatural virtue that makes the world, for those who suffer, such a premature Hell.

She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.

You have a dreamer's look; you must not dream. It is only sick people who dream.

Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.

That is one of the great secrets of life Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

If it was my business, I wouldn't talk about it. It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbroker's do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

Can they feel, I wonder, those white silent people we call the dead?

Oh my dear fellow...should you not be askind, 'Would the tea like the cup?

I am happy in my prison of passion.