Oscar Wilde quotes on truth and creativity

Oscar Wilde quote. I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

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Only the shallow know themselves.

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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.

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Oscar Wilde quote. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

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Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde quote. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn’t so, life wouldn’t be worth living.

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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

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Oscar Wilde quote. I can believe anything as long as it is incredible. Image copyright Ireland Calling
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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

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Oscar Wilde quote. The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. Image copyright Ireland Calling

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