Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer. These are some of his famous quotes.

  1. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
  2. A true friend stabs you in the front.
  3. All bad art is the result of good intentions.
  4. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
  5. An excellent man: he has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
  6. Bigamy is having a wife too many, monogamy is the same.
  7. Buck up and be jolly, my dear lady! Stillbirth is a sign that God has a sense of humour!
  8. I am dying as I have lived: beyond my means.
  9. I have nothing to declare except my Genius.
  10. I simply hate, detest, loathe, despise, and abhor redundancy.
  11. In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.
  12. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
  13. Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
  14. Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
  15. I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.
  16. The supreme vice is shallowness.
  17. We are specially designed to appeal to the sense of humour.
  18. Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.
  19. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
  20. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
  21. Genius lasts longer than beauty.
  22. Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.
  23. All art is quite useless.
  24. Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
  25. There is no sin except stupidity.
  26. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
  27. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
  28. All art is immoral.
  29. I like hearing myself talk. It is one of my greatest pleasures. I often have long conversations all by myself and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I'm saying.
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