The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
I have nothing to declare but my genius.
Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it
Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead...
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut;...
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
Men of thoughts should have nothing to do with action
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than...
We all live in the gutter but some of us are looking up at the...
Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older, they know...
A misanthrope I can understand - a womanthrope never
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic - a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty,...
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to...
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment...
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to...