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Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime Quotes

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

I do not work for money; I live entirely for my art.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

We live in an age of unbelief.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

If a woman can’t make mistakes charming, she is only a female.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

And yet it was not the mystery, but the comedy of suffering that struck him; its absolute uselessness, its grotesque want of meaning.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

To Lord Arthur it came early in life – before his nature had been spoiled by the calculating cynicism of middle age.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

And now you must run away, for I am dining with some very dull people, who won’t talk scandal, and I know that if I don’t get any sleep now I shall never be able to keep awake during dinner.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

I always like the last person who is introduced to me; but, as a rule, as soon as I know people I get tired of them.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

No one cares about distant relatives nowadays. They went out of fashion years ago.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde

I don’t think I like American inventions, Arthur. I am quite sure I don’t. I read some American novels lately, and they were quite nonsensical.
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Oscar Wilde