What are American dry-goods? asked the duchess, raising her large hands in wonder and accentuating the verb. American novels, answered Lord Henry.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.
Everything popular is wrong.
There seemed to be something tragic in a friendship so coloured by romance.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.