Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde Quotes: Ones real life is often the life that one does not lead.
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Oscar Wilde Quote: I am not in favour of this modern mania for turning bad people into good people at a moment's notice.
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Quotes about Oscar Wilde: Bad artists always admire each others work.
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Quote about Oscar Wilde: One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
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Oscar Wilde Sayings: Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.
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Oscar Wilde Saying: The real weakness of England lies, not in incomplete armaments or unfortified coasts, not in the poverty that creeps through sunless lanes, or the drunkenness that brawls in loathsome courts, but simply in the fact that her ideals are emotional and not intellectual.
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Sayings about Oscar Wilde: The only way to even approach doing something perfectly is through experience, and experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
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Saying about Oscar Wilde: Work is the curse of the drinking class. I can resist everything except temptation. Moderation is a fatal thing - nothing succeeds like excess. We are all of us in the gutter. But some of us are looking at the stars.
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Oscar Wilde Quotes: Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
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Oscar Wilde Quote: There was something terribly enthralling in the exercise of influence. No other activity was like it. To project one's soul into some gracious form, and let it tarry there for a moment; to hear one's own intellectual views echoed back to one with all the added music of passion and youth; to convey one's temperament into another as though it were a subtle fluid or a strange perfume: there was a real joy in that--perhaps the most satisfying joy left to us in an age so limited and vulgar as our own, an age grossly carnal in its pleasures, and grossly common in its aims....
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Quotes about Oscar Wilde: Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?
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Quote about Oscar Wilde: 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 amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.
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Oscar Wilde Sayings: Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it.
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Oscar Wilde Saying: I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
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Sayings about Oscar Wilde: When bankers get together they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money.
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Saying about Oscar Wilde: The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
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Oscar Wilde Quotes: The only link between Literature and the Drama left to us in England at the present moment is the bill of the play.
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Oscar Wilde Quote: One's only real life is the life one never leads.
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