quotes of Oscar Wilde; 811 quotes

"Caricature is the tribute that mediocrity pays to genius"

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"Absolute catholicity of taste is not without its dangers. It is only an auctioneer who should admire all schools of art."

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"Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding. It is only about things that do not interest one, that one can give a really unbiased opinion. . ."

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"God's eternal laws are kind-and break the heart of stone."

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"Newspapers. . . give us the bald, sordid, disgusting facts of life. They chronicle, with degrading avidity, the sins of the second-rate, and with the conscientiousness of the illiterate give us accurate and prosaic details. . ."

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"There is no such thing as morality or immorality in thought. There is immoral emotion."

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"The secret of life is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming."

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"There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience."

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"Modern pictures are, no doubt, delightful to look at. At least, some of them are. But they are quite impossible to live with; they are too clever, too assertive, too intellectual. Their meaning is too obvious, and their method too clearly defined."

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"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose."

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