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Oscar Wilde

Read through the most famous quotes from Oscar Wilde

Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword

— Oscar Wilde


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

— Oscar Wilde

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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

— Oscar Wilde

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

— Oscar Wilde


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

— Oscar Wilde

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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

— Oscar Wilde

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It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

— Oscar Wilde

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

— Oscar Wilde

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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

— Oscar Wilde

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About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quotes

Did you know about Oscar Wilde?

One evening after discussing depictions of Salome throughout history he returned to his hotel to notice a blank copybook lying on the desk and it occurred to him to write down what he had been saying. " which Wilde had begun in 1887 was first publiOscar Wilded in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in July 1889. tour of Patience and selling this most charming aesthete to the American public.

At the turn of the 1890s he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays and incorporated themes of decadence duplicity and beauty into his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. As a spokesman for aestheticism he tried his hand at various literary activities: he publiOscar Wilded a book of poems lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art" and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist.

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