What is your favourite Oscar Wilde Quote?

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  1. mendoza_74 profile image59
    mendoza_74posted 13 years ago

    I have a soft spot for this one:

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

    1. sofs profile image78
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing  - . Oscar Wilde  smile always loved that one!!

  2. blondepoet profile image68
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    To be or not to be that is the question.

    1. 2patricias profile image60
      2patriciasposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think that one is from Hamlet?

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        LMAO ROFL I just googled it you are right...
        Oh I feel a complete idiot now.....(BP walks away her nurse cap clad head in shame)

    2. earnestshub profile image81
      earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      smile Onya BP! Shakespeare would be turning in his grave if he saw this! lol Hilarious!

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Oh god Earnest I can tell you I am still cackling myself....I have a stitch from laughing ROFL.

        1. mendoza_74 profile image59
          mendoza_74posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I think oscar would be most pleased by your choice Blondepoet!

  3. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 13 years ago

    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
    — Oscar Wilde

  4. profile image0
    china manposted 13 years ago

    I am not young enough to know everything

    1. earnestshub profile image81
      earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I like that one too! I live with a group of little people and I can attest to that!

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing."

  6. profile image0
    Audreveaposted 13 years ago

    The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.

  7. Kangaroo_Jase profile image74
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years ago

    One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    I've always liked this one:

    "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
    — Oscar Wilde

  9. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."

  10. OliverKobs profile image59
    OliverKobsposted 13 years ago

    I don't actually have a favorite Oscar Wilde quote, but I do have a favorite quote about him "If with the literate I am / Impelled to try an epigram, / I never seek to take the credit; / We all assume that Oscar said it.” –Dorothy Parker

    'cause you know, the young quote was by J.M Barrie, I really have to thank Dinosaur Comics for that...

  11. Shaolina profile image60
    Shaolinaposted 13 years ago

    "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."

    Which is why I never follow it. XD

  12. mrfluffy profile image60
    mrfluffyposted 13 years ago

    This one always appealed to me.
    "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much".
    Oscar Wilde

  13. Maddie Ruud profile image73
    Maddie Ruudposted 13 years ago

    Fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it ever six months.

  14. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 13 years ago

    "Who, being loved, is poor?"

    1. mendoza_74 profile image59
      mendoza_74posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I never heard that one. I love the way he can get something powerful into a few words. I also like "Industry is the root of all ugliness".

  15. Gabriel Wilson profile image90
    Gabriel Wilsonposted 13 years ago

    'Work is the curse of the drinking class'


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