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Her hair is bound with myrtle leaves,
(Green leaves upon her golden hair!)
Green grasses through the yellow sheaves
Of Autumn corn are not more fair.
- La Bella Donna della Mia Mente [Hair]
And suddenly the moon withdraws
Her sickle from the lightening skies,
And to her sombre cavern flies,
Wrapped in a veil of yellow gauze.
- La Faite de la Lune [Moon]
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
- Lady Windemere's Fan [Experience]
Many a woman has a past; but I am told she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
- Lady Windermere's Fan
(act I, A Woman with a Past) [Past]
A cynic, a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Lady Windermere's Fan (act III)
[Cynicism : Value]
And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of spring,
And the rosebud breaks into pink on the climbing briar,
And the crocus bed is a quivering moon of fire
Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring.
- Magdalen Walks [Spring]
There is a tiny yellow daffodil,
The butterfly can see it from afar,
Although one summer evening's dew could fill
Its little cup twice over, ere the star
Had called the lazy shepherd to his fold,
And be no prodigal.
- The Burden of Stys [Daffodils]
Ah, don't say that you agree with me. When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
- The Critic as an Artist [Argument]
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
- The Critic as Artist (pt. I) [Sincerity]
Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Passion]
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Gossip]
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (ch. 1)
He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (ch. III)
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can you want?
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (ch. IV)
Oh! no one. No one in particular. A woman of no importance.
- Woman of No Importance (act I) [Women]
The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations.
- Woman of No Importance (act I) [Life]
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
- Woman of No Importance (act II)
I suppose Society is wonderfully delightful.
To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
- Woman of No Importance (act III) [Society]
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