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      Oscar Wilde was a master of language, wit and humour. He is considered one of the most influential playwrights in history with his works like “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Lady Windermere’s Fan”, and “A Woman of No Importance”. His paradoxical sense for beauty, wit, and insight made him an icon in society which led to his downfall when he was convicted on charges related to his homosexuality.”

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      About Oscar Wilde

      Born:
      16 October 1854

      Died:
      30 November 1900

      Occupation:
      Author, Poet, Playwright

      Nationality:
      Irish

      Education:
      Portora Royal School

      Alma Mater:
      Trinity College, Dublin, Magdalen College, Oxford

      Period:
      Victorian Era

      Genre:
      Epigram, Drama, Short Story, Criticism, Journalism

      Literary Movement:
      Aesthetic Movement, Decadent Movement

      Notable Works:
      The Picture Of Dorian Gray, The Importance Of Being Earnest

      Oscar Wilde quotes on woman

      Every woman is a rebel. — Oscar Wilde

      Talk to a woman as if you loved her, and to a man as if he bored you. — Oscar Wilde

      I prefer women with a past. They’re always so damned amusing to talk to. — Oscar Wilde

      A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. — Oscar Wilde

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      Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself. — Oscar Wilde

      We women adore failures. They lean on us. — Oscar Wilde

      Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. — Oscar Wilde

      A woman who cannot make her mistakes charming, is only a female. — Oscar Wilde

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

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      Every woman is wrong until she cries. — Oscar Wilde

      It is only very ugly or very beautiful women who ever hide their faces . — Oscar Wilde

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

      There are only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured. — Oscar Wilde

      If we men married the women we deserved, we should have a very bad time of it. — Oscar Wilde

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      Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. — Oscar Wilde

      Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones. — Oscar Wilde

      Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree. — Oscar Wilde

      What is Oscar Wilde known for?

      Oscar Wilde’s literary reputation rests largely on his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and on his masterful comedies of manners Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest .

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      Men as a rule love with their eyes, woman with their ears. — Oscar Wilde

      Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat. — Oscar Wilde

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      The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes. — Oscar Wilde

      Bigamy is having one wife too many. monogamy is the same — Oscar Wilde

      She is a peacock in everything but beauty! — Oscar Wilde

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      They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. — Oscar Wilde

      A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position. — Oscar Wilde

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      Oscar Wilde quotes on life

      Ones real life is often the life that one does not lead. — Oscar Wilde

      I didn’t have a life until I went up onstage. — Oscar Wilde

      Life is a great disappointment. — Oscar Wilde

      She lives the poetry she cannot write. — Oscar Wilde

      The artistic life is a long, lovely suicide. — Oscar Wilde

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      Life would be dull without them. — Oscar Wilde

      Life imitates art more than art imitates Life. — Oscar Wilde

      Live the wonderful life that is in you. — Oscar Wilde

      Life is like a box of terrible analogies. — Oscar Wilde

      Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping. — Oscar Wilde

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      The secret of life is in art. — Oscar Wilde

      A well–tied tie is the first serious step in life. — Oscar Wilde

      In married life three is company and two none. — Oscar Wilde

      One’s only real life is the life one never leads. — Oscar Wilde

      Experience is a question of instinct about life. — Oscar Wilde

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      Life is terrible. It rules us, we do not rule it. — Oscar Wilde

      One should absorb the color of life. — Oscar Wilde

      I gave my genius to my life, but my talent to my art. — Oscar Wilde

      Life is too short to be taken seriously. — Oscar Wilde

      For one moment our lives met, our souls touched. — Oscar Wilde

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      Biography lends to death a new terror. — Oscar Wilde

      He hadn’t a single redeeming vice. — Oscar Wilde

      History is only gossip. — Oscar Wilde

      Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing. — Oscar Wilde

      The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it. — Oscar Wilde

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      Oscar Wilde quotes on world

      I am the only person In the world I should lIke to know thoroughly. — Oscar Wilde

      America is not a country, it is a world. — Oscar Wilde

      How did Oscar Wilde become famous? 

      Oscar Wilde came from a prominent family.

      While studying at Oxford in the 1870s, he gained notice as a scholar, poseur, wit, and poet and for his devotion to the Aesthetic movement, which held that art should exist for its beauty alone.

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      The world belongs to the discontented. — Oscar Wilde

      The only horrible thing in the world is ennui. — Oscar Wilde

      The true mystery of The world is The visible, not The invisible. — Oscar Wilde

      i am the only person in the world i should like to know thoroughly Oscar Wilde quote

      Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not. — Oscar Wilde

      Indifference is the revenge the world takes on mediocrities. — Oscar Wilde

      The world is made by the singer for the dreamer. — Oscar Wilde

      We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. — Oscar Wilde

      To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. — Oscar Wilde

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      The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork. — Oscar Wilde

      I must remember that a good friend is a new world. — Oscar Wilde

      The great events of the world take place in the brain. — Oscar Wilde

      He hasn’t an enemy in the world, and none of his friend like him. — Oscar Wilde

      The man who can dominate a London dinner–table can dominate the world. — Oscar Wilde

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      Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known. — Oscar Wilde

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      I walk the world in wonder. — Oscar Wilde

      The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. — Oscar Wilde

      Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. — Oscar Wilde

      How did Oscar Wilde die?

      After his release from prison in 1897, Oscar Wilde lived in France in straitened circumstances.

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      The world has been made by fools that wise men may live in it. — Oscar Wilde

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      The universe is God. I am God so that means I am the universe. — Oscar Wilde

      The only beautiful things are the things that do not concern us. — Oscar Wilde

      She doth mean the earth to me! By earth, I actually mean dust. — Oscar Wilde

      Nature constantly imitates art. — Oscar Wilde

      Oscar Wilde quotes on work

      The best people to work for are me, myself and I. — Oscar Wilde

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      It is awfully hard work doing nothing. — Oscar Wilde

      Hard work is amply the refuge of those who have nothing to do. — Oscar Wilde

      Bad artists always admire each others work. — Oscar Wilde

      It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done. — Oscar Wilde

      The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you. — Oscar Wilde

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      I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. — Oscar Wilde

      A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. — Oscar Wilde

      One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. — Oscar Wilde

      A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. — Oscar Wilde

      Work is the curse of the drinking class. — Oscar Wilde

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      Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece? — Oscar Wilde

      A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight. — Oscar Wilde

      People are either charming or tedious. — Oscar Wilde

      The one charm about the past is that it is the past. — Oscar Wilde

      Cleverness becomes a public nuisance. — Oscar Wilde

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      It is only the modern that ever becomes old–fashioned. — Oscar Wilde

      Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. — Oscar Wilde

      It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. — Oscar Wilde

      Duty is what one expects from others. — Oscar Wilde

      Cultivated leisure is the aim of man. — Oscar Wilde

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      Millionaire models are rare enough; but model millionaires are rarer still! — Oscar Wilde

      Oscar Wilde quotes on artist

      The only thing that the artist cannot see is the obvious. The only thing that the public can see is the obvious. — Oscar Wilde

      God and other artists are always a little obscure. — Oscar Wilde

      The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. — Oscar Wilde

      A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public to him are non–existent. — Oscar Wilde

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      When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. — Oscar Wilde

      The true artist is known by what he annexes, and he annexes everything. — Oscar Wilde

      No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express everything. — Oscar Wilde

      When bankers get together they talk about art. When artists get together, they talk about money. — Oscar Wilde

      Artists, like the Greek gods, are only revealed to one another. — Oscar Wilde

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      No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. — Oscar Wilde

      You know we poor artists have to show ourselves in society from time to time, just to remind the public that we are not savages. — Oscar Wilde

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

      The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. — Oscar Wilde

      Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. — Oscar Wilde

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      Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last. — Oscar Wilde

      For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners. — Oscar Wilde

      The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Authority over him and his art is ridiculous. — Oscar Wilde

      An actor is part illusionist, part artist, part ham. — Oscar Wilde

      A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection. — Oscar Wilde

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      The moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want, and tries to supply the demand, he ceases to be an artist. — Oscar Wilde

      It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes. — Oscar Wilde

      It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression. — Oscar Wilde

      Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets. — Oscar Wilde

      Artists reproduce themselves or each other, with wearisome iteration. But criticism is always moving on, and the critic is always developing. — Oscar Wilde

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      I was dominated, soul, brain, and power by you. You became to me the visible incarnation of that unseen ideal whose memory haunts us artists like an exquisite dream. — Oscar Wilde

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