Oscar Wilde Quotes

  

"To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul."

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

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"Do not forget that small daily actions do or undo character."

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"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."

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"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing."

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"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."

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"There are many things that we would throw away; if we were not afraid that others might pick them up."

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"To define is to limit."

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"I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live."

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"There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely - or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands."

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"The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?"

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"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."

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"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."

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"The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me."

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"I treated Art as the supreme reality and life as a mere mode of fiction."

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"To live is the rarest thing. Most people only exist."

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"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"

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"I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."

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"Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. You can help me. You can open for me the portals of death's house, for love is always with you, and love is stronger than death is."

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Martha Beck Quotes

"Imagine what you'd do if it absolutely didn't matter what people thought of you. Got it? Good. Never go back." ⇣⇣⇣ "...