Quotes by: Oscar Wilde

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The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Oscar Wilde
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
Oscar Wilde
Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.
Oscar Wilde
The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.
Oscar Wilde
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Oscar Wilde
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde
Nothing, indeed, is more dangerous to the young artist than any conception of ideal beauty: he is constantly led by it either into weak prettiness or lifeless abstraction: whereas to touch the ideal at all, you must not strip it of vitality.
Oscar Wilde
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
Oscar Wilde
Yes, there is a terrible moral in 'Dorian Gray' - a moral which the prurient will not be able to find in it, but it will be revealed to all whose minds are healthy. Is this an artistic error? I fear it is. It is the only error in the book.
Oscar Wilde
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