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Oscar Wilde Quotes on Woman (52 Quotes)


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  • Any man can be happy with any woman, so long as he doesn't love her.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • It is quite true that I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man usually gives to a friend. Somehow, I had never loved a woman. I suppose I never had time. Perhaps, as Harry says, a really grande passion is the privilege of those who have nothing to do, and that is the use of the idle classes in a country
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • She is very clever, too clever for a woman. She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage and put on in a tempest. She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • We women, as some one says, love with our ears, just as you men love with your eyes...
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")


  • Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Women defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Women have no appreciation of good looks-at least, good women have not.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • My dear fellow, the truth isn't quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest")

  • American girls are as clever at concealing their parents as English women are at concealing their past.
    (Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray")

  • Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualification
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else, if she is plain.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • Every woman is wrong until she cries.
    (Oscar Wilde)


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