Oscar Wilde was a 19th-century British writer and wit who wrote The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.
Quotes by Oscar Wilde in Time One
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst, the last is a real tragedy!
GWENDOLEN (glibly). Ah! that is clearly a metaphysical speculation, and like most metaphysical speculations has very little reference at all to the actual facts of real life as we know them.
GWENDOLEN. Do you allude to me, Miss Cardew, as an entanglement? You are presumptuous.
Jack: I have lost both my parents. Lady Bracknell: To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.