(1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet, Wit, Dramatist
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Men always want to be a woman's first love - What (women) like is to be a man's last romance.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.