10 Great Quotations from Oscar Wilde

Some truly interesting quotes from one of the most interesting writers in history: Oscar Wilde. Part of one of his quotes listed on Interesting Literature resonates with me: “Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?” What about you?

Interesting Literature

Oscar Wilde was born on this day in 1854, so we’ve looked through the literary library here at Interesting Literature to bring you our ten favourite Wildean one-liners!

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. – ‘The Remarkable Rocket’

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – The Picture of Dorian Gray

To be really medieval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes. – ‘A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated’

Hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing whatever to do. – ‘The Remarkable Rocket’

The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped…

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4 Responses to 10 Great Quotations from Oscar Wilde

  1. Great quotes! Thanks for sharing, Marie. By the way, I love your new photo! 🙂

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  2. Katie Cross says:

    Do you ever read quotations like this, pick your jaw up off the floor, and think, “What were the workings of their brain?”

    Cuz I do.

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