What is your favourite Oscar Wilde Quote?

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  1. mendoza_74 profile image61
    mendoza_74posted 8 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 image87
      sofsposted 8 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 image72
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    To be or not to be that is the question.

    1. 2patricias profile image61
      2patriciasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think that one is from Hamlet?

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 8 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 image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 8 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 image61
          mendoza_74posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 8 years ago

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

  4. profile image0
    china manposted 8 years ago

    I am not young enough to know everything

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 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 image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

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

  6. profile image0
    Audreveaposted 8 years ago

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

  7. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years ago

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

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 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 8 years ago

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

  10. OliverKobs profile image60
    OliverKobsposted 8 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 image61
    Shaolinaposted 8 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 8 years ago

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

  13. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 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 8 years ago

    "Who, being loved, is poor?"
    O.Wilde

    1. mendoza_74 profile image61
      mendoza_74posted 8 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 8 years ago

    'Work is the curse of the drinking class'

 
working

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