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  • When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest")

  • A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • I am not laughing, Dorian; at least I am not laughing at you. But you should not say the greatest romance of your life. You should say the first romance of your life. You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. That is the one use of the idle classes of a country. Don't be afraid. There are exquisite things in store for you. This is merely the beginning.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself do not interest me. The have not got the charm of novelty.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Most people are boring and stupid.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")


  • The aim of life is self-development. To realise one's nature perfectly-that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older, they know it
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people. . . . The Japanese people are. . . simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.
    (Oscar Wilde)


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