Quotes by Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
– Oscar Wilde
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
– Oscar Wilde
Hatred is blind, as well as love.
– Oscar Wilde
He hadn't a single redeeming vice.
– Oscar Wilde
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
– Oscar Wilde
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
– Oscar Wilde
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
– Oscar Wilde
He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
– Oscar Wilde
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
– Oscar Wilde
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
– Oscar Wilde
How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.
– Oscar Wilde
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
– Oscar Wilde
I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
– Oscar Wilde
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
– Oscar Wilde
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
– Oscar Wilde
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
– Oscar Wilde
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
– Oscar Wilde
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
– Oscar Wilde
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
– Oscar Wilde
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
– Oscar Wilde