Oscar Wilde Quotes.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods. Beauty is the symbol of symbols. Beauty reveals everything, because it expresses nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
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.
Everything popular is wrong.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
I have a dining room done in different shades of white, with white cushions embroidered in yellow silk: the effect is absolutely delightful and the room beautiful.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.