Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. Oscar Wilde

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Can be read without any trouble and was probably written without any trouble.

I am bound to say he never gave away any large sums of money to anybody. He is far too high-principled for that!

America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.

But she is happiest alone. She is happiest alone.

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Read the whole book, suffer it to tell even one of its secrets to your soul, and your soul will grow eager to know more, and will feed upon poisonous honey, and make atonement for terrible pleasures that it has never known.

In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

Some red star had come too close to the earth.

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

Each class would have preached the importance of those virtues, for whose exercise there was no necessity in their own lives.

I have simply worshipped pianists - two at a time, sometimes, Harry tells me. I don't know what it is about them. Perhaps it is that they are foreigners. They all are, ain't they? Even those that are born in England become foreigners after a time, don't they? It is so clever of them, and such a compliment to art.

Time is a waste of money.

As I walked home through St. James Park the dawn was just breaking over London. The white swans were lying asleep on the polished lake, and the gaunt palace looked purple against the pale-green sky.

I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.