Top 10 Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle.

Oscar Wilde
Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
Oscar Wilde

Fashion rests upon folly. Art rests upon law. Fashion is ephemeral. Art is eternal. Indeed what is a fashion really? A fashion is merely a form of ugliness so absolutely unbearable that we have to alter it every six months! It is quite clear that were it beautiful and rational we would not alter anything that combined those two rare qualities. And wherever dress has been so, it has remained unchanged in law and principle for many hundred years.

Oscar Wilde
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.
Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde
The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.
Oscar Wilde

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar W

Oscar Wilde
One should never make one's entrance with a scandal. One should reserve that to give an interest to one's old age.
Oscar Wilde

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.

Oscar Wilde
I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.