Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880’s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
On Forgiveness | Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
On Being Intelligent | I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
On The Meaning Of Life | To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
On Reading | If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
On The Truth | The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
On Being A Dreamer | Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
On Education And Fashion | You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
On Women | Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
On Friendships | A good friend will always stab you in the front.
On Heaven | I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there.
On Choosing Who To Love | Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
On Heartbreak | The heart was made to be broken.
On Love | 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.
On Romance | The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
On Education | Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.