Thirteen Quotes by Oscar Wilde [#18]


Everybody loves a good quote, including me. As it happens, one author I’m very fond of has been oft quoted. Here are a few Oscar Wilde gems:

“In this world there are only two
tragedies. One is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.”
“Thirty-five is a very attractive age.
London society is full of women of the very
highest birth who have, of their own free choice,
remained thirty-five for years.”
“A thing is not necessarily true
because a man dies for it.”
“All that I desire to point out
is the general principle that life imitates art
far more than art imitates life.”
“Bigamy is having one wife too many.
Monogamy is the same.”
“Education is an admirable thing,
but it is well to remember from time
to time that nothing that is worth
knowing can be taught.”
“Every portrait that is painted
with feeling is a portrait
of the artist, not of the sitter.”
“People who count their chickens before
they are hatched act very wisely because chickens
run about so absurdly that it’s impossible
to count them accurately.”
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable
that we have to alter it every six months.”
“I am so clever that sometimes
I don’t understand a single word
of what I am saying.”
“He is really not so ugly after all,
provided, of course, that one shuts one’s eyes,
and does not look at him.”
“Whenever people agree with me
I always feel I must be wrong.”
“I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.”

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