Oscar Wilde Quotes [3]

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. ~Oscar Wilde

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. ~Oscar Wilde

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

I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting. ~Oscar Wilde

I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. ~Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. ~Oscar Wilde

I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else. ~Oscar Wilde

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them. ~Oscar Wilde

I beg your pardon I didn't recognise you - I've changed a lot. ~Oscar Wilde

I can believe anything provided it is incredible. ~Oscar Wilde

I can resist anything except temptation. ~Oscar Wilde

I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. ~Oscar Wilde

I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked. ~Oscar Wilde

I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. ~Oscar Wilde

I don’t say we all ought to misbehave. But we ought to look as if we could ~Oscar Wilde

I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean. ~Oscar Wilde

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. ~Oscar Wilde

I don't want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. ~Oscar Wilde

I drink to separate my body from my soul. ~Oscar Wilde

I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them. ~Oscar Wilde

I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who would call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. ~Oscar Wilde

I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it. ~Oscar Wilde

I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it. ~Oscar Wilde

I have no objection to anyone’s sex life as long as they don’t practice it in the street and frighten the horses. ~Oscar Wilde

I have nothing to declare except my genius. ~Oscar Wilde

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. ~Oscar Wilde

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy. ~Oscar Wilde

I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real. ~Oscar Wilde

I like men who have a future and women who have a past. ~Oscar Wilde

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. ~Oscar Wilde

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

I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about. ~Oscar Wilde

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself. ~Oscar Wilde

I never change, except in my affections. ~Oscar Wilde

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after. ~Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. ~Oscar Wilde

I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact. ~Oscar Wilde

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. ~Oscar Wilde

I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. ~Oscar Wilde

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. ~Oscar Wilde

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