Oscar Wilde

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.

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

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

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

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

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.