"A writer who does not write is a monster who invites madness."
""Ne travaillez jamais" (Never work)."
"When he died, a Parisian newspaper reproduced the following, appropriate words of Wilde’s: “When I did not know life, I wrote; now that I know its meaning, I have nothing more to write”"
"In “The Critic as Artist”, Oscar Wilde voiced an old ambi- tion: “to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.”"
"Attorney-General: “The labour of two days, then, is that for which you ask two hundred guineas!”
Mr. Whistler: “No, I ask it for the knowledge of a lifetime.”"
James A. M. Whistler v. John Ruskin, Court of Exchequer,
“I reflected on the fact that no matter how good I aspired to be, I was never going to achieve perfection”
Smith, Patti. “Just Kids.”
"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."