Monday, May 28, 2007

Oscar Wilde quotes

Some of my favorite quotes by the infamous Oscar Wilde:

"America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up."

"A poet can survive everything but a misprint. "

"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. "

"A true friend stabs you in the front."

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community."

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people."

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. "

"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."

"In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust. "

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

"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written."

"There is no sin except stupidity. "

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