Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
I like men who have a future and women who have a past
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on...
Insincerity is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities
True friends stab you in the front.
All art is quite useless.
To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except take...
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to...
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it...
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
One's real life is often the life that one does not lead
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the...
We all live in the gutter but some of us are looking up at the...
To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim
I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
The writer's duty is to keep on writing