I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:The Ideal Man should talk to us as if we were goddesses, and treat us as if we were children. He should refuse all our serious requests, and gratify every one of our whims. He should encourage us to have caprices, and forbid us to have missions.
Genie währt länger als Schönheit.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces false impression
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
He hadn't a single redeeming vice.
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