There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Preface for The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.
Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital.
The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
having a bad hair day. Date unknown, most likely during the time he was lecturing in America (1882-1883), according to the address.
Hand me the brain bleach, quickly…I can’t believe my first thought upon seeing this was that the hairstyle makes him look a bit like Ryan Jarman…
I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood.
Oscar Wilde - The New Remorse.
A page from the original manuscript of The Picture of Dorian Gray
I’ve always had a snub-nosed attitude to fashion. I’ve always believed that whatever I wear is fashionable and whatever somebody else wears is unfashionable. I think when you have this attitude you can escape almost anything. Only the insecure follow fashion.