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 Wilde's quotations is exceeded usually only by those of Shakespeare and the Bible.This phenomenon is 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 our reference standards, all quotations on this web site are based on primary sources, and provided with supporting data and reference notes.
We restrict our examination to selected quotations that Oscar Wilde made about, or while in, America.
"They say that when good Americans die they go to Paris," chuckled Sir Thomas...."Really! And where do bad Americans go to when they die?" inquired the Duchess. "They go to America," murmured Lord Henry.