Oscar Wilde on artistry

  • I’ve put my genius into my life; I’ve only put my talent into my works.
  • A book or poem which has no pity in it had better not be written.
  • There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
  • Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.
  • When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.
  • The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
  • The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
  • This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back again.
  • The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
  • The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read.


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