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Oscar Wilde Quotes

(1856-1900), British Author, Wit

Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.

Category: Abstinence

Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.

Category: Academia

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Category: Acting And Actors

The mere mechanical technique of acting can be taught, but the spirit that is to give life to lifeless forms must be born in a man. No dramatic college can teach its pupils to think or to feel. It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression.

Category: Acting And Actors

While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.

Category: Acting And Actors

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Category: Acting And Actors

No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

Category: Action

Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

Category: Action

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.

Category: Advice

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.

Category: Age And Aging

No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Category: Age And Aging

I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.

Category: Age And Aging

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.

Category: Age And Aging

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Category: Ambition

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.

Category: America