Oscar Wilde quotes talk about his views of popular principle and the things he despised due to his lifestyle. He was very famous as a playwright in his day but his life took a downward turn after he spent time in prison. Other famous writers were James Balwin and Zora Neale Hurston.
Oscar Wilde Wiki
Oscar Wilde, full name Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright and poet. Despite starting out as a popular person in London he was more famous for what he stood for and what he did. He is well-known for being atheist and decadent, seen in his many plays. Another well=known person who has been listed as an atheist is Andrew Carnegie. Below are a number of quotes from Oscar Wilde.
Best Oscar Wilde Quotes
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
“Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
“A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
“I am not young enough to know everything.”
“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
“To define is to limit.”
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.