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Quotations From OSCAR WILDE

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  • 191.
    Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, published in Intentions (1891).

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  • 192.
    I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. The Value of Art in Modern Life (1884).

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  • 193.
    As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognise the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Vivian, in "The Decay of Lying," published in Intentions (1891).

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  • 194.
    I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Journal entry, June 29, 1913. Quoted in Journals 1889-1949, André Gide (1951). Also quoted in Gide's Oscar Wilde "In Memoriam" (1910).

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  • 195.
    Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Illingworth, in A Woman of No Importance, act 3 (1893). The remark had also appeared, two years earlier, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 15 (1891).

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  • 196.
    The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Illingworth, in A Woman of No Importance, act 3.

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  • 197.
    The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. repr. In Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, ed. J.B. Foreman (1966). Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, Intentions (1891).

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  • 198.
    As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. (repr. 1895). The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Fortnightly Review (London, February 1891).
  • 199.
    There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Mrs. Cheveley, in An Ideal Husband, act 3.

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  • 200.
    Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal.
    Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).
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