No, we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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I think you are wrong, Basil, but I won't argue with you. It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.

But I didn't say he was married. I said he was engaged to be married. There is a great difference. I have a distinct remembrance of being married, but I have no recollection at all of being engaged. I am inclined to think that I never was engaged.

There is no such thing as a good influence, Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral--immoral from the scientific point of view.

I don't play accurately--any one can play accurately--but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life.

If people are dishonest once, they will be dishonest a second time. And honest people should keep away from them.

There was something in the shape of his fingers that I hated.

What I want is information; not useful information, of course; useless information.

It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art.

My dear boy, I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die.

The only people to whose opinions I listen now with any respect are people much younger than myself. They seem in front of me. Life has revealed to them her latest wonder.

There are moments, psychologists tell us, when the passion for sin, or for what the world calls sin, so dominates a nature that every fibre of the body, as every cell of the brain, seems to be instinct with fearful impulses.

It was conscious of the events of life as they occurred.

Love is fed by the imagination, by which we become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nobler than we are: by which we can see life as a whole, by which and by which alone we can understand others in their real and their ideal relation. Only what is fine, and finely conceived can feed love. But anything will feed hate.

Besides, every experience is of value, and whatever one may say against marriage, it is certainly an experience.