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I was born in Bournemouth, England, in 1943.
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I was born 'neath a clouded star.
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I was born in a blender.
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"If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram, DOROTHY PARKER
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As a queen, I speak about unity and respect. I think that is the most important thing.
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It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
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Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
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One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
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Philanthropy seems to me to have become simply the refuge of people who wish to annoy their fellow c...
OSCAR WILDE
When people talk to me about the weather, I always feel they mean something else.
OSCAR WILDE
People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him af...
OSCAR WILDE
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing
OSCAR WILDE
Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual dev...
OSCAR WILDE
I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement
OSCAR WILDE
Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece?
OSCAR WILDE
The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is...
OSCAR WILDE
Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not
OSCAR WILDE
Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us t...
OSCAR WILDE
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else c...
OSCAR WILDE
It is only the modern that ever becomes old fashioned.
OSCAR WILDE
It is only fair to state, with regard to modern journalists, that they always apologize to one in pr...
OSCAR WILDE
If there is anything in the world more annoying than having people talk about you, it is certainly h...
OSCAR WILDE
Intellectual generalities are always interesting, but generalities in morals mean absolutely nothing...
OSCAR WILDE
But what is the good of friendship if one cannot say exactly what one means? Anybody can say charmin...
OSCAR WILDE
It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.
OSCAR WILDE
Starvation, not sin, is the parent of modern crime
OSCAR WILDE
Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman - or the want of it in the man
OSCAR WILDE
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation...
OSCAR WILDE
No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thi...
OSCAR WILDE
The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster
OSCAR WILDE
Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life
OSCAR WILDE
History is merely gossip
OSCAR WILDE
I live in fear of not being misunderstood
OSCAR WILDE
Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious; both are disappointed.
OSCAR WILDE
Indeed, in many respects she was quite English and was an excellent example of the fact that we have...
OSCAR WILDE