Oscar Wilde Quotes (965 quotes)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
“Women have a wonderful instinct about things. They can discover everything except the obvious.”
Lord Goring, Act II - An Ideal Husband (1895)
The Happy Prince and Other Tales, The Remarkable Rocket, 1888
“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
Lord Darlington, Act I - Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
Lady Windermere's Fan (1892)
“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1895)
Quoted in Oscar Wilde, an idler's impression By Edgar Saltus, (Chicago Brothers of the Book, 1917, p20).
The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOscar Wilde
Born: October 16, 1854
Died: November 30, 1900 (aged 46)
Occupation: Dramatist, writer
Bio: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.
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