Quotes by: Oscar Wilde

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If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Oscar Wilde
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Oscar Wilde
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
Oscar Wilde
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Oscar Wilde
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Oscar Wilde
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
Oscar Wilde
Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it.
Oscar Wilde
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
Oscar Wilde
There should be a law that no ordinary newspaper should be allowed to write about art. The harm they do by their foolish and random writing it would be impossible to overestimate - not to the artist, but to the public, blinding them to all but harming the artist not 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
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Oscar Wilde
Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting.
Oscar Wilde
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Oscar Wilde
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