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

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent among them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

When I see a spade I call it a spade.

Then I am sorry I did not stay away longer I like being missed.

If you find in it something of which you feel that you are unjustly accused, remember that one should be thankful that there is any fault of which one can be unjustly accused.

Dear Christ! the very prison walls Suddenly seemed to reel, And the sky above my head became Like a casque of scorching steel; And, though I was a soul in pain, My pain I could not feel.

Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.... A new Hedonism--that is what our century wants.

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

He seems to read nothing but my books, and says his one desire is to 'follow in my footsteps'! But I have told him that they lead to terrible places.

I did not want any external influence in my life. You know how independent I am by nature. I have always been my own master; had at least always been so, till I met Dorian Gray.

If one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

Rugged and straightforward as he was, there was something in his nature that was purely feminine in its tenderness.

The ideal husband? There couldn't be such a thing. The institution is wrong.

I would sooner have fifty unnatural vices than one unnatural virtue. It is unnatural virtue that makes the world, for those who suffer, such a premature Hell.