Quotes by Oscar Wilde
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
 
Tread Lightly, she is near
Under the snow,
Speak gently, she can hear
The daisies grow.
 
Lo! with a little rod
I did but touch the honey of romance —
And must I lose a soul's inheritance?
 
Over the piano was printed a notice: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.
 
Appearance blinds, whereas words reveal.
 
And down the long and silent street,
The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet,
Crept like a frightened girl.
 
Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood.
 
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
 
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
 
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
 
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
 
A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle.
 
And, after all, what is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
 
We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
 
Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. She is a veil, rather than a mirror.
 
All art is immoral.
 
He is really not so ugly after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one's eyes, and does not look at him.
 
le mystère de l'amour est plus grand que le mystère de la mort. The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
 
On George Bernard Shaw An excellent man: he has no enemies, and none of his friends like him.
 
I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram.
 
People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.
 
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
 
Tell me, when you are alone with him Max Beerbohm Sphinx, does he take off his face and reveal his mask?