The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
– Oscar Wilde
I do not work for money; I live entirely for my art.
We live in an age of unbelief.
If a woman can’t make mistakes charming, she is only a female.
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
And yet it was not the mystery, but the comedy of suffering that struck him; its absolute uselessness, its grotesque want of meaning.
To Lord Arthur it came early in life – before his nature had been spoiled by the calculating cynicism of middle age.
And now you must run away, for I am dining with some very dull people, who won’t talk scandal, and I know that if I don’t get any sleep now I shall never be able to keep awake during dinner.
I always like the last person who is introduced to me; but, as a rule, as soon as I know people I get tired of them.
No one cares about distant relatives nowadays. They went out of fashion years ago.
The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
I don’t think I like American inventions, Arthur. I am quite sure I don’t. I read some American novels lately, and they were quite nonsensical.