Thursday, November 3

Oscar Wilde quotations

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards."
"Only the shallow know themselves."
"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again."
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
"Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable."
"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."
Oscar Wilde
Image: Oscar Wilde's statue Merrion Square, the location was well chosen as it overlooks the home of Oscar's parents. by Raymond Okonski

4 comments:

KooKooCraft said...

I looooooove Oscar Wilde! Thanks for sharing this :)

Ana said...

Me too. The first play I read in English was "The Importance of being Earnest".
:)

Self Deprecate Political Humor said...

I admire Oscar Wilde a lot, thanks for this post!

Ana said...

:)