I never liked Oscar Wilde before. We did An Ideal Husband when I was in theatre in college, and it was probably the most boring show I'd ever even heard of. One day I stumbled onto a quotations page and found out he's not all about foppish wit and careless upper society quips. The man, I've discovered recently, was brilliant in a way that not many people are. Mark Twain comes to mind. So does Carlos Mencia on a good day. At any rate, without further speculation on my part, here are a couple of quotes:
"In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust."
"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. "
And one more because I can't count - "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. "