Love is not fashionable anymore; the poets have killed it.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

Love is not fashionable anymore; the poets have killed it. Oscar Wilde

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In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Tea is the only simple pleasure left to us.

Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood.

And yet it seems to me to be the one thing I have been looking for all my life.

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.

The criminal classes are so close to us that even the policemen can see them. They are so far away from us that only the poet can understand them.

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

At twilight nature becomes a wonderfully suggestive effect, and is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.

I adore simple pleasures, said Lord Henry. They are the last refuge of the complex. But I don't like scenes, except on the stage.

Dorian's whims are laws to everybody, except himself.

Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense. She did not listen. She was free in her prison of passion.

It was winter, and a night of bitter cold. The snow lay thick upon the ground, and upon the branches of the trees: the frost kept snapping the little twigs on either side of them, as they passed: and when they came to the Mountain-Torrent she was hanging motionless in air, for the Ice-King had kissed her.

The thoroughly well-informed man--that is the modern ideal. And the mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.

The real drawback to marriage is that it makes one unselfish.