Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde

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I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood. Don't degrade me into the position of giving you useful information. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Writing bores me so.

Those who see any difference between soul and body have neither.

You don't seem to realise, that in married life three is company and two is none.

He was amazed at the sudden impression that his words had produced, and, remembering a book that he had read when he was sixteen, a book which had revealed to him much that he had not known before, he wondered whether Dorian Gray was passing through a similar experience.

The truth is a thing I get id of as soon as possible! Bad habit, by the way. Makes one very unpopular at the club... with the older members. They call it being conceited. Perhaps it is.

Art, like Nature, has her monsters.

The rich would have spoken on the value of thrift and the idle grown eloquent over the dignity of labour.

Starvation, and not sin, is the parent of modern crime'.

What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.

My dear boy, the people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.

To call an artist morbid because he deals with morbidity as his subject-matter is as silly as if one called Shakespeare mad because he wrote ‘King Lear.

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.

It may be bad manner to appear here smoking, but it is far worse to disturb me when I am smoking.