We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.
Ah, nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They're the only things we can pay.
In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilisation.
Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it. To the great poet, there is only one method of music -- his own.
Lewis Morris It is a conspiracy of silence against me - a conspiracy of silence What should I do Oscar Wilde Join it
And with tears of blood he cleansed the hand, The hand that held the steel For only blood can wipe out blood, And only tears can heal.
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We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.