The Insults of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde stands out among the fraternity of Victorian dramatists, after Trinity College, Dublin, Wilde attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he founded the Aesthetic Movement, which advocated "art for art's sake." His aesthetic idiosyncrasies such as his wearing his hair long, dressing colourfully, and carrying flowers.
Oscar Wilde published several children's books, and in 1891 the tale of a hedonistic Adonis with the tormented soul of a satyr, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In a brilliant series of domestic comedies -- Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), and An Ideal Husband (1894) -- Oscar Wilde took the London stage by storm with his witty, epigrammatic style, insolent ease of utterance, and suave urbanity.
Oscar Wilde is perhaps most famous though for his cutting, witty and scathing insults. We've collected here hundreds of them, and then sorted them both by work, and by genre, enjoy the quotes, insults and witticisms contained herein!