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The Nightingale and the Rose Quotes

What a silly thing love is! It is not half as useful as logic, for it does not prove anything and it is always telling one things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true.
The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde

She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,’ cried the young Student; ‘but in all my garden there is no red rose.’
The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde

Be happy, cried the Nightingale, be happy; you shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart’s-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty. Flame-coloured are his wings, and coloured like flame is his body. His lips are sweet as honey, and his breath is like frankincense.
The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde

The Moon in her chariot of pearl.
The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde

Ah, on what little things does happiness depend! I have read all that the wise men have written, and all the secrets of philosophy are mine, yet for want of a red rose is my life made wretched.
The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde

She is like most artists; she is all style without any sincerity.
The Nightingale and the Rose, Oscar Wilde