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40+Amazing and Interesting Quotes by Oscar Wilde

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40+ Amazing and Interesting Quotes by Oscar Wilde

About Oscar Wilde

I have read many biographies of various authors but the biography of Oscar Wilde always astonished me a lot. Apart from others, Oscar Wilde life is very much different. He born in a family which is quite rich and he never had neither any financial trouble nor any emotional trauma he suffered in the beginning or in middle years of his life.

At the end of his life, he punished for loving a man instead of a woman and after his infamous imprisonment, he died after 3 years in poverty. He achieved everything in life but lost everything in the end, unlike other authors.

Oscar Wilde Life

Let’s take a brief look at its life. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 16, 1854, and died at the age of 46 on November 30, 1900. His father was a doctor and mother was a poet. He was a great scholar and has been awarded the scholarship to attend TriniCollegeege in Dublin.

Oscar Wilde was a student of classic and began his career from writing poetry. He went to America for giving lectures and was highly influenced by some of the great poets such as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Walt Whitman.

Years of Success

After returning from America in 1884, he married to a wealthy English woman named Constance Lloyd, One year later he joined the famous magazine “Lady’s World” in 1885 which did not remain popular as it used to be.  Its Oscar Wilde efforts that the magazine gets its reputation back.

From 1888 to 1895, he wrote some of his best poems and literary works. During these years, he also writes his one and famous Novel the picture of Dorian Grey. Some of his famous plays are A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).

Last years and his infamous imprisonment

During these years of his great success, he falls in love with the man named Lord Alfred Douglas and for that, he was imprisoned for 2 years on the charge of “gross indecency”.  After the imprisonment, he was broken both financially and emotionally and died after 3 years of its imprisonment.

His novel and plays are great. One must read them but it’s very difficult to read all its plays and other works. That’s why we have chosen some great quotes from his writings.

Oscar Wilde Quotes on Marriage

“The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happy married life”

  • Oscar Wilde Quotes on Marriage

“Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed”

  • Oscar Wilde Quotes on Marriage

“Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.”

  • Oscar Wilde Quotes on Marriage

“One should always be in love. That is the reason one should not marry. “

  • Oscar Wilde Quotes on Marriage

“The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties”

  • Oscar Wilde Quotes on Marriage

Oscar Wilde Quotes on Art

Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

  • Oscar Wilde quotes on Marriage

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”

  • Oscar Wilde quotes on Marriage

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

  • Oscar Wilde quotes on Marriage

It is through art and through art only, that we can realize our perfection.

  • Oscar Wilde quotes on Marriage

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”

  • Oscar Wilde quotes on Marriage

 Oscar Wilde Quotes Dorian Gray

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

  •  Oscar Wilde Quotes Dorian Gray

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

  •  Oscar Wilde Quotes Dorian Gray

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

  •  Oscar Wilde Quotes Dorian Gray

“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 Quotes Dorian Gray

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”

  •  Oscar Wilde Quotes Dorian Gray

Other Oscar Wilde Frases or Quotes

“I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”

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“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

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“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

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“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

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“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.”

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“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

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“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

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“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”

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“When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.”

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

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“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”

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“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

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“True friends stab you in the front.”

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“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

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“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

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“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

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“Genius is born—not paid.”

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“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.”

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“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?”

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“A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.”

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“My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.”

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“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

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“I like men who have a future and women who have a past.”

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“There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.”

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“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”

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“It will not be justified if we talk about Oscar Wilde and not about his poems. So please read some of Oscar Wilde Love poems.”

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Oscar Wilde Love Poems

Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common
clay
I had climbed the higher heights unclimbed yet, seen the fuller air, the
larger day.

From the wildness of my wasted passion I had struck a better, clearer song,
Lit some lighter light of freer freedom, battled with some Hydra-headed wrong.

Had my lips been smitten into music by the kisses that but made them bleed,
You had walked with Bice and the angels on that verdant and enameled meed.

I had trod the road which Dante treading saw the suns of seven circles shine,
Ay! perchance had seen the heavens opening, as they opened to the Florentine.

And the mighty nations would have crowned me, who am crownless now and without
name,
And some orient dawn had found me kneeling on the threshold of the House of
Fame.

I had sat within that marble circle where the oldest bard is as the young,
And the pipe is ever dropping honey, and the lyre’s strings are ever strung.

Keats had lifted up his hymeneal curls from out the poppy-seeded wine,
With ambrosial mouth had kissed my forehead, clasped the hand of noble love in
mine.

And at springtide, when the apple-blossoms brush the burnished bosom of the
dove,
Two young lovers lying in an orchard would have read the story of our love;

Would have read the legend of my passion, known the bitter secret of my heart,
Kissed as we have kissed, but never parted as we two are fated now to part.

For the crimson flower of our life is eaten by the cankerworm of truth,
And no hand can gather up the fallen withered petals of the rose of youth.

Yet I am not sorry that I loved you -ah! what else had I a boy to do? –
For the hungry teeth of time devour, and the silent-footed years pursue.

Rudderless, we drift athwart a tempest, and when once the storm of youth is
past,
Without lyre, without lute or chorus, Death the silent pilot comes at last.

And within the grave there is no pleasure, for the blindworm battens on the
root,
And Desire shudders into ashes, and the tree of Passion bears no fruit.

Ah! what else had I to do but love you? God’s own mother was less dear to me,
And less dear the Cytheraean rising like an argent lily from the sea.

I have made my choice, have lived my poems, and, though youth is gone in
wasted days,
I have found the lover’s crown of myrtle better than the poet’s crown of bays.

At the small age of 46, Oscar Wilde left his body. We always remember his famous death quote

“Either this wallpaper goes or I do.”

At the end I must say, these quotes are really inspiring but if you are curious to read the complete novel and poems of Oscar Wilde then please click on the below links for Oscar Wilde Books:-

                                                           

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