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Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.

Levant Oscar


Rascal, am I? Take THAT!

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Serfs up!

Oscar Wilde


"... all the modern inconveniences ..."

Oscar Wilde


Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Wilde Oscar


The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.

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How should they answer?

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It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

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Unless hours were cups of sack, and minutes capons, and clocks the tongues of bawds, and dials the signs of leaping houses, and the blessed sun himself a fair, hot wench in flame-colored taffeta, I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to

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The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

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A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

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It's easier to be a liberal a long way from home.

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General notions are generally wrong.

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Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.

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The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.

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Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.

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This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

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A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom.

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If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.

Wilde Oscar


A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.

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Law enforcement officers should use only the minimum force necessary in dealing with disorders when they arise.

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If I had any humility I would be perfect.

Wilde Oscar


You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

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The world wants to be deceived.

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If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep.

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The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being but to remind him that he is already degraded.

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IV. The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the time it takes for whoever knocked it off the ledge to spiral down twenty flights to attempt to capture it unbroken. Such an object is inevitably price

Wilde Oscar


Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

Wilde Oscar


I had never been too political, but I knew how white people treated black people and it was hard for me to come back to the bullshit white people put a black person through in this country. To realize you don't have any power to make things differen

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It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

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C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre! [It is magnificent, but it is not war]

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You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

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Small things make base men proud.

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A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

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Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.

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"You would do well not to imagine profundity," he said. "Anything that seems of momentous occasion should be dwelt upon as though it were of slight note. Conversely, trivialities must be attended to with the greatest of care. Because death is moment

Wilde Oscar


Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Sign on a cathedral in Spain: It is forbidden to enter a woman, even a foreigner if dressed as a man. Above the enterance to a Cairo bar: Unaccompanied ladies not admitted unless with husb

Wilde Oscar


How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

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Cold is God's way of teling us to burn more Catholics.

Wilde Oscar


The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

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A priest asked: What is Fate, Master? And the Master answered: It is that which gives a beast of burden its reason for existence. It is that which men in former times had to bear upon their backs. It is that which has caused nations to build bywa

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o Oscar Levant





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Love your neighbour, yet don't pull down your hedge.
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