A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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And as for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

Her trust makes me faithful, her belief makes me good.

From your silken hair to your delicate feet you are perfection to me. Pleasure hides love from us, but pain reveals it in its essence.

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

When man acts he is a puppet. When he describes he is a poet.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business.

The public is wonderfully tolerant; it forgives everything except genius.

I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.

It is the duty of every father... to write fairy tales for his children.

As he looked back upon man moving through History, he was haunted by a feeling of loss. So much had been surrendered! and to such little purpose!...Hedonism... was to teach man to concentrate himself upon the moments of a life that is but itself a moment.

He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.

I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.

And I will sing how sad Proserpina Unto a grave and gloomy Lord was wed, And lure the silver-breasted Helena Back from the lotus meadows of the dead, So shalt thou see that awful loveliness For which two mighty Hosts met fearfully in war's abyss! And.