Witty and funny quotes by Oscar Wilde

by Jakub Marian

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde
The play was a great success, but the audience was a total failure.
Oscar Wilde
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde
WILDE: I shall always regard you as the best critic of my plays. TREE: But I have never criticized your plays. WILDE: That’s why.
Oscar Wilde
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Oscar Wilde
During an examination at Oxford, Wilde was required to translate a passage from the Greek version of the New Testament. Having acquitted himself well, he was stopped, to which he replied: “Oh, do let me go on, I want to see how it ends.”
Oscar Wilde
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.
Oscar Wilde
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
Oscar Wilde
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Oscar Wilde
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