About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright 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, his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and... Wikipedia
October 16, 1854, Dublin, Ireland
November 30, 1900, Paris, France

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Oscar Wilde Quotes

All art is at once surface and symbol.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
All art is quite useless.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Industry is the root of all ugliness.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Nothing that actually occurs is of the smallest importance.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
One should always be a little improbable.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Only the shallow know themselves.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
Time is a waste of money.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
To be premature is to be perfect.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
A kiss may ruin a human life.
A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Dandyism is the assertion of the absolute modernity of Beauty.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
One should never listen. To listen is a sign of indifference to one's hearers.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
Public opinion exists only where there are no ideas.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894
Those whom the gods love grow young.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894