Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Who, being loved, is poor?
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
No good deed goes unpunished.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.