Now, my dear Tuppy, don't be led astray into the paths of virtue. Reformed, you would be perfectly tedious. That is the worst of women. They always want one to be good. And if we are good, when they meet us, they don't love us at all. They like to find us quite irretrievably bad, and to leave us quite unattractively good.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: Irish

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There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them.

London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know.

You don' t love someone for their looks, their clothes or their fancy cars, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

What has the actual lapse of time got to do with it? It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Bosie has insisted on stopping here for sandwiches. He is quite like a narcissus -- so white and gold. I will come either Wednesday or Thursday night to your rooms. Send me a line. Bosie is so tired: he lies like a hyacinth on the sofa, and I worship him.

The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me.

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

A bad man is the sort of man who admires innocence, and a bad woman is the sort of woman a man never gets tired of.

Besides, women were better suited to bear sorrow than men. They lived on their emotions. They only thought of their emotions. When they took lovers, it was merely to have some one with whom they could have scenes.

Twisted minds are as natural to some people as twisted bodies.

Algernon. Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.

Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.

The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.

I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words.