Practice precedes perfection.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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Yes, there is a terrible moral in 'Dorian Gray' - a moral which the prurient will not be able to find in it, but it will be revealed to all whose minds are healthy. Is this an artistic error? I fear it is. It is the only error in the book.

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. You dislike me. I am quite aware of that. And I have always detested you.

A misanthrope I can understand—a womanthrope, never!

There were sins whose fascination was more in the memory than in the doing of them, strange triumphs that gratified the pride more than the passions, and gave to the intellect a quickened sense of joy, greater than any joy they brought, or could ever bring, to the senses. But this was not one of them.

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.

If this is the way Queen Victoria treats her prisoners, she doesn't deserve to have any.

Beautiful sins, like beautiful things, are the privilege of the rich.

If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.

Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.

Nothing annoys people so much as not receiving invitations.

And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, 'You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.

I don't know that women are always rewarded for being charming. I think they are usually punished for it!

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.