Oscar Wilde Quotes

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

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

 

 

“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

 

 

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I am not young enough to know everything.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Hearts are made to be broken.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
― oscar wilde

 

 

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“To define is to limit.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I can resist anything except temptation.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Who, being loved, is poor?”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.”
― Oscar Wilde

 

 

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
― Oscar Wilde

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

17 − 12 =