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Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.


Oscar Wilde

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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...
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I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement
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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
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Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us t...
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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...
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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...
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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
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Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation...
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No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thi...
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The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster
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Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life
OSCAR WILDE
History is merely gossip
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I live in fear of not being misunderstood
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Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious; both are disappointed.
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Indeed, in many respects she was quite English and was an excellent example of the fact that we have...
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