To influence a person is to give him ones own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one elses music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old, I know it is.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
To become the spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
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No, because I think I have a reason to believe in myself and I think I'm also pretty confident about who I am and what I'm doing and it might be because I'm still at the top too.
All I've ever wanted to do was play music and go on the road and make records.
This may surprise you, but I was arrested in high school.