Born: October 16th, 1854 - Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30th, 1900 - Paris, France
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
- The Importance of Being Earnest
I can resist anything except temptation.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
- Lady Windermere's Fan
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.
- A Woman of No Importance
The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.
- De Profundis
There is no sin except stupidity.
- The Critic as Artist
A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.