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Oscar Wilde

1854-1900. Irish poet and dramatist.

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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

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This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again.

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No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.

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Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.

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Morality is the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.

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Beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

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