Like all good reputations... every effect that one produces gives one an enemy. To be popular one must be a mediocrity.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling, and Domine non sum dignus should be on the lips and in the hearts of those who receive it.

Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Nobody is incapable of doing a foolish thing. Nobody is incapable of doing a wrong thing.

Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women.

The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one.

The world has cried out against us both, but it has always worshipped you.

Each of us has heaven and hell in him, Basil, cried Dorian with a wild gesture of despair.

I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

For what is truth? In matters of religion, it is simply the opinion that has survived. In matters of science, it is the ultimate sensation. In matters of art, it is one's last mood.

There was a rustle of chirruping sparrows in the green lacquer leaves of the ivy, and the blue cloud-shadows chased themselves across the grass like swallows.

Some kill their love when they are young, And some when they are old; Some strangle with the hands of Lust, Some with the hands of Gold: The kindest use a knife, because The dead so soon grow cold.

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.

Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.

It is so beautiful that I am sure it has a long Latin name.