Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

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.