Oscar Wilde is not only one of the most quotable of authors, he is one of the most quoted people of all time. In books of quotations Wilde entries are usually exceeded only by those of Shakespeare and the Bible—a phenomenon being continued on web sites and social media.
Unfortunately, all too often Oscar Wilde's quotations are given without a source, and some are erroneous. So 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.