Oscar Wilde is an Irish writer from the 19th century who is most famous for his poems and all kind of other forms of writing. He is one of the best writers from the 19th century who was most popular for his plays, articles, novels and a lot of poems.
Oscar Wilde is born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854. From education, he had the Trinity College in Dublin and the Magdalen College in Oxford. Besides the fact that he was very successful in writing, he also had a tough time in his life. He was imprisoned for homosexuality, which was a crime at that time.
He had numerous writings in different forms, most popular ones are a poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a play which is called The Importance of Being Earnest, and maybe the most popular one, the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Some of his plays are Salome, Vera, or the Nihilist, La Sainte Courtesan, and many more.
Besides the most popular prose, The Picture of Dorian Gray, he also wrote The Portrait of Mr. W. H, Lord Arthur Savile`s Crime, and The Canterville Ghost. He also wrote numerous short stories and poems. Furthermore, he was a respectful essay writer and reviewer in different fields. Today he is also famous for his quotes which he had many. In this article, we are going to show you some of the best inspiring quotes from Oscar Wilde.
- Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.
- I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
- If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
- The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
- Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
- A good friend will always stab you in the front.
- I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
- Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
- I am not young enough to know everything.
- A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
- Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
- The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
- Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.
- I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
- I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
- Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
- You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Hearts are made to be broken.
- Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
- You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
- Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
- Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
- You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
- The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
- We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
- To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
- Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.