Oscar Wilde

Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

The most terrible thing about it is not that it breaks one’s heart—hearts are made to be broken—but that it turns one’s heart to stone.

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.