Oscar Wilde

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. - Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde

From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his aspirates. From the point of view of life, he is a reporter who knows vulgarity better than any one has ever known it. - Oscar Wilde

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. - Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read.  - Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.  - Oscar Wilde

The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life. - Oscar Wilde

Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority. - Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life. - Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde

The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored. - Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. - Oscar Wilde

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. - Oscar Wilde

In old days men had the rack. Now they have the press. - Oscar Wilde

All art is quite useless.  - Oscar Wilde

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. - Oscar Wilde

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

Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his. - Oscar Wilde

A true friend always stabs you in the front.  - Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything but temptation. - Oscar Wilde

The man who calls a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for. - Oscar Wilde

Art is at once surface and symbol.  - Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything. - Oscar Wilde

When I was young, I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know it is. - Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde