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Oscar Wilde Quotes on Life (76 Quotes)


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  • Life Life Don't let us go to life for our fulfillment or our experience. It is a thing narrowed by circumstances, incoherent in its utterance, and without that fine correspondence of form and spirit . . .
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The great events of life often leave one unmoved they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I know, of course, how important it is not to keep a business engagement, if one wants to retain any sense of the beauty of life.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
    (Oscar Wilde)


  • It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Life would be dull without them.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Good taste is the excuse I have given for leading such a bad life.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as ofte
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • There is much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. By carefully chronicling the current events of contemporary life, it shows us of what very little importance such events really are. By invariably discussing the unnecessary, it makes us understand what things are requisite for culture, and what are not.
    (Oscar Wilde)


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