It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?
I do not approve of anything which tampers with natural ignorance
When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.
People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they...
The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument...
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people...
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry,...
Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other...
History is merely gossip
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap...
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
Selfishness is not living as one wisheThe cynic knows the price of everything and the...
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go
The proper school to learn art is not life but art
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to...
A true friend stabs you in the front.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely...