Author: Oscar Wilde

There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I can resist everything except temptation.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I don’t like the Switzerland: it has produced nothing but theologians and waiters.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Good intentions are invariably ungrammatical.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I like Wagner's music better than any other music; it is so loud that one can talk the whole time without people hearing what one says.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Action: The last resource of those who know not how to dream.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A bad temper, like Mr. Whistler's paintings, should never be displayed in public.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

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

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is never read.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A monstrous orchid.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

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

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

The gods bestowed on Max [Beerbohm] the gift of perpetual old age.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet
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