WRITINGSo Picture of Dorian Gray(1891)o Tales such as The happyPrince and other Taleso Wrote some poetry:Canterville Ghosto Essays about politics : TheSoul of a Man undersocialismo Lots of plays: Salome(french)
PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and AESTHETICISM o First and last novel o Influenced by aestheticism: Art for Art o Criticized because of homosexual content in UK
QUOTES OF OSCAR WILDEAbout LifeoExperience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.o I put all my genius into my life;I put only my talent into myworks.oThere are only two tragediesin life: one is not getting whatone wants, and the other isgetting it.On loveo The heart was made to bebroken.o They spoil every romance bytrying to make it last forever.
About relationship andmarriageo Bigamy is having one wife toomany. Monogamy is the same.o Those who are faithful know onlythe trivial side of love: it is thefaithless who know loves tragedies.oMarriage is the triumph ofimagination over intelligence.Second marriage is the triumph ofhope over experience.To pondero Nothing that is worth knowing canbe taught.o Be yourself; everyone else isalready taken.o The pure and simple truth is rarelypure and never simple.
About men and womeno A man who does not think for himselfdoes not think at all.o A man can be happy with anywoman as long as he does not love her.o A mans face is his autobiography. Awomans face is her work of fiction.o One should never trust a woman whotells one her real age. A woman whowould tell one that would tell oneanything.o The strength of women comes fromthe fact that psychology cannotexplain us. Men can be analyzed,women merely adored.o I see when men love women. Theygive them but a little of their lives. Butwomen when they love giveeverything.
Statue of Oscar Wilde by Danny Osbornein Dublins Merrion Square
"A Conversation with Oscar Wilde"Tomb of Oscar Wilde in Père by Maggi Hambling, on Adelaide Lachaise Cemetery Street, London