Oscar Wilde Quotes

There is no sin except stupidity.

His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.

I have the simplest of tastes. I easily get satisfied with the best.

And as a high moral tone can hardly be said to conduce very much to either one’s health or one’s happiness, in order to get up to town I have always pretended to have a younger brother of the name of Ernest, who lives in the Albany, and gets into the most dreadful scrapes. That, […]

Lewis Morris: “It is a conspiracy of silence against me – a conspiracy of silence! What should I do?” Oscar Wilde: “Join it.”

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

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

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.