AUTHOR | OSCAR WILDE



For Oscar Wilde 263 Quotes are available

Oscar Wilde | Author, poet, playwright



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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats. he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured i


Born: 1854-10-16

Born in: Dublin, Ireland

Died: 1900-11-30







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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To re...

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Genie währt länger als Schönheit.

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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards peo...

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How sad it is!' murmured Dorian Gray with his eyes s...

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Men marry because they are tired; women, because the...

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The mimicry of passion is the most intolerable of al...

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Even things that are true can be proved.

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Nay, without thought or conscious desire, might not ...

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Women have no appreciation of good looks-at least, g...

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JACKThat is nonsense. If I marry a charming girl lik...

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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friends...

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You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you...

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The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.

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To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern i...

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It takes great courage to see the world in all its t...

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Nowadays people know the price of everything and the...

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But we never get back our youth… The pulse of joy th...

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The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern li...

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Between men and women there is no friendship possibl...

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I had buried my romance in a bed of asphodel.

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