The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passions are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to be paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.
A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.
They are so pleased to find out other people's secrets. It distracts public attention from their own.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
I played with an idea, and grew willful tossed it into the air transformed it let it escaped and recaptured it made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.
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