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Oscar Wilde


 

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Oscar Wilde
Birth name: 
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde
Date of birth: 
Monday, October 16, 1854
Birthplace: 
Dublin, Ireland
Country of birth: 
Profession: 
  • Writer
  • Novelist
  • Poet
About the author: 
Oscar Wilde's rich and dramatic portrayals of the human condition came during the height of the prosperity that swept through London in the Victorian Era of the late 19th century. At a time when all citizens of Britain were finally able to embrace literature the wealthy and educated could only once afford, Wilde wrote many short stories, plays and poems that continue to inspire millions around the world.
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Quotes: 
  • Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
  • People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.
  • The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
  • To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
  • Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
  • I have nothing to declare except my genius.
  • I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about.
  • I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms; the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
  • Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
  • Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
  • I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
  • Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
  • Either this wallpaper goes, or I do.
  • I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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