王爾德經典英文語錄100句

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王爾德經典英文語錄100句【經典語錄網】
王爾德,全名奧斯卡·王爾德,19世紀英國著名的作家、詩人和散文家,以劇作、詩歌、童話和小說聞名,是19世紀英國(當時愛爾蘭為英國統治)最偉大的作家和藝術家之一。而作為19世紀唯美主義作家的代表,現在很多人還給王爾德添加了一個新的名字,叫“毒舌”,而這就要從他的言行作品來理解了。下麵是王爾德的100句經典語錄,先讀一讀吧!

1. Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
談論天氣是無趣人類最後的避難所。

2. I have nothing to declare except my genius.
除了我的天才,我沒什麼好申報的。

3. I am not at all romantic. I am not old enough. I leave romance to my seniors.
我一點都不浪漫。我還不算太老。還是把浪漫留給比我老的人吧。

4. We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.
我們愛爾蘭人太詩意以至不能做詩人,我們的國家裡充滿才華橫溢的失敗者,可我們是自希臘人以來最偉大的說空話之人。

5. Some works are patient and have not been understood for a long time because they provide answers to questions that have not yet been asked. These questions did not appear until long after the answers appeared.
有些作品很有耐性,長時間以為也沒被人瞭解,原因是這些作品為一些還未有人提出的問題提供了答案。這些問題在答案出現了很久很久以後才出現。

6. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
藝術並非模仿生活,而是生活在模仿藝術。

7. The well bred contradict other people.The wise contradict themselves.
教養良好的人處處和他人過不去,頭腦聰明的人處處和自己過不去。

8. Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
愛國是惡人的美德。

9. Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
每個人犯了錯誤,都自稱是經驗。

10. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
對於忠告,你所能做的,就是把它奉送給別人,忠告從來就不是給自己準備的。

11. As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
只要一個女人看上去比她自己的女兒小十歲,她就一定會心滿意足。

12. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
一個思想若稱不上危險,那麼它就不值得被稱作思想。

13. This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
懸念是可怕的。我希望它一直延續下去。

14. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
看似痛苦的試煉的往往是偽裝的祝福。

15. Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
適度是極其致命的事情。過度帶來的成功是無可比擬的。

16. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
人是理性動物,但當他被要求按照理性的要求行動時,可又要發脾氣了。

17. The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
公眾驚人地寬容。他們可以原諒一切,除了天才。

18. Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
雄心壯志是失敗最後的避難所。

19. Life is never fair…And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
生活從來不是公平的……而且,或許對我們大多數人來說,這是件好事。

20. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
浪漫的精髓就在於它充滿種種可能。

21. I think that God, in creating Man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
我想,上帝在創造人類時高估了他的能力。

22. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
生活是世上最罕見的事情,大多數人只是存在,僅此而已。

23. A poet can service everything but a misprint.
詩人可以拯救一切除了印刷錯誤。

24. I don not want to earn my living .I want to live.
我不想謀生,我想生活。

25. The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
演出相當成功,但觀眾則是一場災難。

26. My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has to go.
我和我的牆紙即將展開生死決鬥,所以我們中的一個必須得走。

27. I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.
我喜歡自言自語,因為這樣節約時間,而且不會有人跟我爭論。

28. To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual
什麼也不做是世上最難的事情,最困難並且最智慧。

29. When I was young , I used to think that money was the most important thing in life , now that I am old , I know it is.
我年青時以為金錢至上,而今年事已邁,發現果真如此。

30. Such a wording makes it difficult to argue. He easily takes the truth for himself. No matter how to prove the above statement, the truth always stands on his side.
這樣的措辭使人理屈詞窮,百口難辯,他輕而易舉地將真理占為己有,無論怎麼去論證以上的語句,真理總是站在他的那一邊。

31. Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.
良心和怯懦其實是一回事。

32. Why was I born with such contemporaries
為什麼我會和這樣同時代的人一塊出生呢?

33. Only the shallow know themselves.
只有淺薄的人才瞭解自己。

34. And, after all, what is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.Literary and Other Notes I, Woman’s World (November 1887)
時尚是一種讓人難以忍受的醜陋,以至於我們不得不每六個月就更改一次。

35. Wallpaper is getting worse and worse, and I’m getting older and older. There’s always one between the two that needs to disappear first.
牆紙越來越破,而我越來越老,兩者之間總有一個要先消失。

36. Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
藝術並非模仿生活,而是生活在模仿藝術。

37. I like men who have a future and women who have a past
我喜歡有未來的男人和有過去的女人。

38. One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.
真實生活就通常就是我們無法掌控的生活。

39. To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
失去一個父母可以看成是一種不幸;失去雙親看上去就像是一種粗心了。

40. No works of art can express opinions. The opinions belong to people, not artists.
任何的藝術作品都無法表達觀點,觀點屬於人,而非藝術家。

41. A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.
男人的面孔是他的自傳,女人的面容是她的幻想作品。

42. Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
悲觀主義者是這種人:當他可以從兩種罪惡中選擇時,他把兩種都選了。

43. Like dear St Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.
就像親愛的聖芳濟一樣,我也和貧窮聯姻,但我的婚姻並不成功。

44. A good theme of its own has no inspiration for artists, it lacks flaws.
一個自身美好的主題對於藝術家毫無啟示,它缺乏缺陷。

45. The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
真理很純粹,可決不簡單。

46. In our time, people read too much, so they are no longer intelligent, think too much, so they are no longer beautiful.
我們這個時代的人,讀書太多,所以不再聰慧,思考太多所以不再美麗。

47. Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
除了感官,什麼也不能治靈魂的創痛,同樣,感官的饑渴也只有靈魂解除得了。

48. Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
爭論是俗不可耐的,因為道德社會裡每個人都持完全相同的觀點。

49. When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers
當神想懲罰我們時,他們就回應我們的祈禱。

50. Wicked women bother one. Good women bore one. That is the only difference between them.
壞女人給我麻煩。好女人令我厭煩。這就是她們唯一的不同。

51. I adore simple pleasures.They are the last refuge of the complex.
我敬佩簡單的快樂,那是複雜性最後避難所。

52. Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
奚落是庸才對天才的頌歌。

53. Women love men for their defects; if men have enough of them women will forgive them everything, even their gigantic intellects.
女人因為男人的缺點而愛男人;如果男人的缺點足夠多,女人什麼事都可以原諒他們,哪怕是他們的智力。

54. Crime is not low-level, but low-level are all crimes.
犯罪並非是低級,但是低級都是犯罪。

55. The world has been made by fools that wise men should live in it.
愚人創造了這個世界,智者不得不活在其中。

56. The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden…It ends with Revelations.
《生命之書》始於一座花園裡的一男一女……它最後以《啟示錄》告終。

57. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution
給我們赦免的,是懺悔而不是牧師。

58. Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others
邪惡是善良的人們編造的謊言,用來解釋其他人的特殊魅力。

59. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
一個人倘若不為自己思考,那就從未思考過。

60. An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
一個極其優秀的人。他沒有敵人,而他的朋友也沒有一個喜歡他的。

61. I can resist everything except temptation.
除了誘惑之外,我可以抵抗任何事物。

62. A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
詩人可以從任何事件中存活,印刷錯誤除外。

63. The heart was made to be broken.
心是用來碎的。

64. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
每個聖人都有過去,每個罪人都有未來。

65. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.
格言是智慧耐用的替代品。

66. The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
世上只有一件事比被人議論更糟糕了,那就是沒有人議論你。

67. The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married.
已婚者的快樂來自那些他沒有娶的人。

68. It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
美麗要比善良好,善良要比難看強。

69. Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
民主就是指人民用人民的大頭棒打擊人民。

70. I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don’t talk politics.
我喜歡政治晚會,這是唯一人們不談政治的地方。

71. Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
沒有比冷靜更讓人惱火的。

72. There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.
生活裡有兩個悲劇:一個是沒有得到我們想要的;另外一個是得到了。

73. Music makes one feel so romantic—at least it always gets on one’s nerves, which is the same thing nowadays.
音樂讓人感覺非常浪漫,至少讓人感覺不安,如今兩者是一回事。

74. Thirty five is a very attractive age; London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty-five for years.
三十五歲是一個非常有吸引力的年齡;倫敦社交圈內滿是這樣好多年一直保持三十五歲的女人,她們可以自由地挑來選去。

75. Women are naturally shrewd in many things. They can hide nothing but the obvious.
女人對許多事物生來就很精明,除了顯而易見的東西,什麼也瞞不了她們。

76. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
紳士就是從不無心傷害別人感覺的人。

77. No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
偉大的藝術家所看到的,從來都不是世界的本來面目。一旦他看透了,他就不再是藝術家。

78. There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
生活中只有兩種悲劇:一個是沒有得到我們想要的,另外一個是得到我們想要的。

79. When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what would calls a romance.
愛,始於自我欺騙,終於欺騙他人,這就是所謂的浪漫。

80. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
情感的好處就是讓我們引入歧途,而科學的好處是不感情用事。

81. Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
恭維話從來沒有讓女人繳械,但可以讓男人繳械。這就是性別差異。

82. Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them
孩子最初愛他們父母,等大一些他們評判父母;然後有些時候,他們原諒父母。

83. Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.-The Sphinx Without a Secret
女人是用來被愛的,不是用來被理解的。

84. Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
對富有的單身漢應該客以重稅。讓某些人比其他人更快樂是不公平的。

85. Over the piano was printed a notice: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.
鋼琴上貼著一條告示:請不要槍殺鋼琴師,他已經盡力了。

86. I like talking to a brick wall, it’s the only thing in the world that never contradicts me.
我喜歡對一堵牆說話,世界上只有它不會反駁我。

87. Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation
不滿是個人或民族邁向進步的第一步。

88. America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
美國是唯一一個直接從野蠻進入頹廢、中間沒有經過文明階段的社會。

89. Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
每次人們贊同我的時候,我都覺得自己一定錯了。

90. No great artist ever sees things as they really are ,If he did he would cease to be a artist.
沒有偉大的藝術家是看事物真實的樣子,如果他這樣他就不再是藝術家。

91. Tell the cook of this restaurant with my compliments that these are the very worst sandwiches in the whole world, and that when I ask for a watercress sandwich I do not mean a loaf with a field in the middle of it.
請轉告我對這家飯店廚師的讚譽,這是全世界最糟糕的三明治了,還有,我點的是豆瓣菜三明治,我並不是要麵包片中夾一塊菜田。

92. Death and vulgarity were the only things in the nineteenth century that could not be evaded by artful argument.
死亡和庸俗是十九世紀僅有的無法用巧辯逃避的東西。

93. Bad artists always admire each other’s work.
糟糕的畫家總是欣賞彼此的作品。

94. Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her look like a public building.
20年的韻事使女人變成一片廢墟,20年的婚姻使女人變成一座公共建築。

95. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
我們都生活在陰溝裡,但仍有人仰望星空。

96. Most people discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
大多數人發現他們從未後悔的事情只是他們的錯誤,但發現時已經太晚了。

97. Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
女人是用來被愛的,不是用來被理解。

98. I often take exercise. Why only yesterday I had breakfast in bed.
我經常鍛煉。只是昨天我是在床上吃的早飯。

99. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
不夠真誠是危險的,太真誠則絕對是致命的。

100. Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.
注意穿著打扮是必要的。而擁有生活目標卻並非如此。

近些年流行的毒雞湯引起了一股喪文化熱潮。但要說喪文化的代表,就不得不說王爾德了,他的語言多以頹廢風格為主,在給人帶來“喪”的感受時卻又不由自主的有種醍醐灌頂的感覺。一凡認為與其說他是頹廢派、喪文化的代表,還不如說他是完完全全的現實主義、寫實派來得更加準確!因為讀了他之後你會明白,他那所謂的喪和頹廢,不過是更加真實的描述了這個生活、人和世界,僅此而已!

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