"LORD GORING:
“My father told me to go to bed an hour ago. I don’t see why I shouldn’t give you the same advice. I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”"

— 1895 Oscar Wilde (Irish writer, poet; 1854-1900) ~ An Ideal Husband, Act 1

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"The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me."

— Oscar Wilde (Irish writer, poet; 1854-1900) via jaimelannister

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"*Experience* is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

— Oscar Wilde via mycolorbook

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"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."

— Oscar Wilde (Irish writer, poet, 1854-1900) via homeswheredeathis

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dobeltequila: Oscar Wilde (Irish, 1854-1900); image source: http://bit.ly/Drinkingclass

dobeltequila: Oscar Wilde (Irish, 1854-1900); image source: http://bit.ly/Drinkingclass

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dormio: Oscar Wilde (Irish writer/poet, 1854-1900) via letters to Oscar Wilde

dormio: Oscar Wilde (Irish writer/poet, 1854-1900) via letters to Oscar Wilde

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"Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play… I tell you, that it is on things like these that our lives depend."

—  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray via suzywire

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"I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person."

— Oscar Wilde via hookahsmoke

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"All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life."

— Oscar Wilde via missfolly

bookmania: from “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

bookmania: from “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

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"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means."

— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest via libraryland

"You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear."

— Oscar Wilde via misswallflower

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