Wilde Related Quotes



[Vincent Price] did Oscar Wilde on Broadway, and I think he probably did it because he was almost like an Oscar Wilde. He had that brilliant humor.

Cassandra Peterson


“One's real life is often the life that one does not lead”

Oscar Wilde


“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”

Oscar Wilde


“He hadn't a single redeeming vice.”

Oscar Wilde


“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.”

Oscar Wilde


“He would stab his best friend for the sake of writing an epigram on his tombstone.”

Oscar Wilde


“Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.”

Oscar Wilde


“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

Oscar Wilde


Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - 'It destroys everything around it, except itself.'

Stephen Fry


You know what Oscar Wilde said, ma'am? He said, "nothing that is worth knowing can be taught". Nothing personal, ma'am... Carry on.

Charles M. Schulz