Oscar Wilde Quotes

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.

When a man voluntarily engages in an important controversy, he is to do all he can to lessen his antagonist, because authority from personal respect has much weight with most people, and often more than reasoning. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.

Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in a tragedy or a comedy, whether they will suffer, will make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life is different. Most men and women are forced perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Gildersterns play Hamlet for us, and […]

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

To be natural is a very difficult pose to keep up.