Oscar Wilde is not only one of the most quoted of authors, he is one of the most quotable people of all time. In books of quotations the frequency of entires by Wilde is exceeded usually only by those of Shakespeare and the Bible—a phenomenon now being continued, if not exceeded, on web sites and within the online community.
Unfortunately, all too often Oscar Wilde's quotations are given without a source, and some are erroneous. In keeping with this web site's reference standards, all quotations on are based on primary sources, and are provided with supporting data and reference notes.
The quotations are a selection of remarks that Oscar Wilde made about, or while in, America.
There is also one dubious quotation and one misattributed quotation.