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It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. T

Levant Oscar


Personifiers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but Mr. Dignity!

Levant Oscar


A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

Oscar Wilde


Termiter's argument that God is His own grandmother generated a surprising amount of controversy among Church leaders, who on the one hand considered the argument unsupported by scripture but on the other hand were unwilling to risk offending God's g

Oscar Wilde


There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.

Wilde Oscar


Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Wilde Oscar


Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Wilde Oscar


When properly administered, vacations do not diminish productivity: for every week you're away and get nothing done, there's another when your boss is away and you get twice as much done.

Wilde Oscar


I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent.

Wilde Oscar


The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.

Wilde Oscar


A man would still do something out of sheer perversity - he would create destruction and chaos - just to gain his point... and if all this could in turn be analyzed and prevented by predicting that it would occur, then man would deliberately go mad t

Wilde Oscar


Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Wilde Oscar


During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigo

Wilde Oscar


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Wilde Oscar


No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so fo

Wilde Oscar


I can't seem to bring myself to say, "Well, I guess I'll be toddling along." It isn't that I can't toddle. It's that I can't guess I'll toddle.

Wilde Oscar


As well look for a needle in a bottle of hay.

Wilde Oscar


Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer. [If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.]

Wilde Oscar


"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no wiser, but an intelligent man requires only two thousand five hundred."

Wilde Oscar


It is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is a proper judge of it.

Wilde Oscar


Crucifixes are sexy because there's a naked man on them.

Wilde Oscar


I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder.

Wilde Oscar


"Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"

Wilde Oscar


I knew her before she was a virgin.

Wilde Oscar


Everything is possible. Pass the word.

Wilde Oscar


To be excellent when engaged in administration is to be like the North Star. As it remains in its one position, all the other stars surround it.

Wilde Oscar


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Wilde Oscar


Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

Wilde Oscar


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Wilde Oscar


Don't put too fine a point to your wit for fear it should get blunted.

Wilde Oscar


Well, he thought, since neither Aristotelian Logic nor the disciplines of Science seemed to offer much hope, it's time to go beyond them... Drawing a few deep even breaths, he entered a mental state practiced only by Masters of the Universal Way of

Wilde Oscar


Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

Wilde Oscar


There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has not yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

Wilde Oscar


Our sires' age was worse that our grandsires'. We their sons are more worthless than they: so in our turn we shall give the world a progeny yet more corrupt.

Wilde Oscar


An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Wilde Oscar


Cops never say good-bye. They're always hoping to see you again in the line-up.

Wilde Oscar


If you wish to be happy for one hour, get drunk. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married. If you wish to be happy for a month, kill your pig and eat it. If you wish to be happy forever, learn to fish.

Wilde Oscar


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Wilde Oscar


You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Wilde Oscar


When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Wilde Oscar


Tempt not a desperate man.

Wilde Oscar


Indeed, the first noble truth of Buddhism, usually translated as `all life is suffering,' is more accurately rendered `life is filled with a sense of pervasive unsatisfactoriness.'

o Oscar Levant





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o Oscar Levant
 
 
 
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