201306132304 王爾德

 王爾德,是英國著名的作家、詩人和劇作家,記得張愛玲對他頗為推崇,連行事風格都被視為相似。這位唯美主義藝術的倡導者,對生活的各種細節有著非常獨到鮮明的思考,下面的語錄句句警醒,有不少早已成了我們的口頭禪。   1、When one is in love, one always begins by deceiveing ​​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。   2、The very essence of romance is uncertainty.   浪漫的精髓就在於它充滿種種可能。   3、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。   4、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。   5、No man is rich enough to buy back his own past.   沒有人富有到可以贖回自己的過去。   6、The truth is rarely pure and never simple.   真相很少純粹,也決不簡單。   7、To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.   愛自己是終身浪漫的開始。   8、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。   9、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。   10、What is the chief cause of divorce? Marriage.   什麼是離婚的主要原因?結婚。   11、When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love and wise already had one in reserve.   當愛情走到盡頭,軟弱者哭個不停,有效率的馬上去尋找下一個目標,而聰明的早就預備了下一個。   12、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。   13、I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.   我給你們講述的是所有你們沒勇氣去犯的罪孽。   14、One can always be kind to people one cares nothing about.   一個人總是可以善待他毫不在意的人。   15、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。   16、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。   17、The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.   情感的好處就是讓我們誤入歧途。   18、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。   19、The heart was made ​​to be broken.   心是用來碎的。   20、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。   21、Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.   宗教一旦被證明是正確時就會消亡。科學便是已消亡宗教的記錄。   22、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?   23、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。   24、Only the shallow know themselves.   只有淺薄的人才了解自己。   25、The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.   擺脫誘惑的唯一方式是臣服於誘惑……我能抗拒一切,除了誘惑。   26、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。   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、Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.   格言是智慧耐用的替代品。   29、A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.   夢想家只能在月光下找到前進的方向,他為此遭受的懲罰是比所有人提前看到曙光。   30、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。   31、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。   32、I have nothing to declare except my genius.   除了我的天才,我沒什麼好申報的。   33、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。   34、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。   35、Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.   社會僅僅以一種精神概念而存在,真實世界中只有個體存在。   36、What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing   一個憤世嫉俗的人知道所有東西的價格,卻不知道任何東西的價值。   37、I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.   我喜歡人甚於原則,此外我還喜歡沒原則的人甚於世界上的一切。   38、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。   39、I don't want to earn my living; I want to live.   我不想謀生;我想生活。   40、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。   41、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,那就是沒有人議論你。   42、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。   43、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。   44、How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.   女人如何能期望會從男人那裡獲得幸福,如果他堅持把她當作一個完全正常的人。   45、All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction   我想所有迷人的人都是被溺愛的,這是他們吸引力來源的秘密。   46、Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.   沒有比冷靜更讓人惱火的。   47、Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.   聲望是我從未經受的侮辱之一。   48、Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.   奚落是庸才對天才的頌歌。   49、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。   50、A true friend stabs you in the front.   真朋友才會當面中傷你。   51、Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.   平常的財寶會被偷走,而真正的財富則不會。你靈魂裡無限珍貴的東西是無法被奪走的。   52、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。   53、Hatred is blind, as well as love.   恨是盲目的,愛亦然。   54、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。   55、Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.   永遠寬恕你的敵人,沒有什麼能比這個更讓他們惱怒的了。   56、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。   57、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。   58、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。   59、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。   60、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。   61、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。   62、Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography   現在每個偉人都有自己的信徒,而他們的傳記總由叛徒來寫。   63、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。   64、Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious; both are disappointed.   男人因疲倦而結婚,女人因好奇而結婚;最終他們都會失望。   65、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。   66、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。   67、When a woman marries again,it is because she detested her first husband.When a man marries again,it is because he adored his first wife.   女人再嫁是因為憎惡前夫,男人再娶是因為太愛前妻。   68、Men become old, but they never become good.   人們越長越老,但絕不會越變越好。   69、The evolution of man is slow. The injustice to man is great.   人類的進化很緩慢。他們遭受的不公待遇顯而易見。   70、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。   71、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。   72、I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.   我敬佩簡單的快樂,那是複雜的最後避難所。   73、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,感官的飢渴也只有靈魂 ​​解除得了。   74、A good name, like good will, is got by many action and lost by one.   一個好的名聲,就像好的意向一樣,在很多個舉動的形成,在一個舉動中失去。   75、It is absurd to divide people in to good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.-Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I   把人分成好的與壞的是荒謬的,人要么迷人,要么乏味。-《溫夫人的扇子》   76、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。-《沒有秘密的斯芬克斯》   77、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。   78、Everyone is born king, and most people die in exile.   每個人生來都是君王,但大多數在流亡中死去。   79、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。   80、Don't be afraid of the past. If people tell you that it is irrevocable, don't believe them.   不要懼怕過去。如果人們告訴你說過去的事情無可挽回,別相信他們。   81、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。   82、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。   83、Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.   死亡和庸俗是十九世紀僅有的無法用巧辯逃避的東西。   84、Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.   愛國是惡人的美德。   85、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。   86、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。   87、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。   88、Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.   每個人犯了錯誤,都自稱是經驗。   89、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。   90、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。   91、There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.   女人的生活中只有一個真正的悲劇:她總在緬懷過去,卻必須活在未來。   92、We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.   我們教給人們如何記憶,卻從來不教他們如何成長。   93、Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.-The Soul of Man under Socialism (1881)   任何人都能對朋友的不幸感到同情,但要消受一個春風得意的朋友,則需要非常優良的天性。-《社會主義下人的靈魂》   94、If a woman can't make her mistakes charming, she is only a female.-Lord Arthur Savile's Crime   如果一個女人不能讓她犯的錯誤變得迷人,她就只是一個雌性動物。-《亞瑟·薩維爾勳爵的罪行》   95、Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.-Lord Arthur Savile's Crime   大多數男人和女人被強迫扮演他們沒有能力扮演的角色。我們的吉爾登斯吞為我們演哈姆雷特,而我們的哈姆雷特必須像霍爾王子一樣來說笑。這個世界是個舞台,但角色被分配得很糟糕。–《亞瑟·薩維爾勳爵的罪行》   96、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。   97、A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.   一個人在選擇他的敵人時,再小心也不為過。   98、All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.   所有女人都會變得像她們的母親一樣,這是女人的悲劇。但沒有男人變得像他們的父親,這是男人的悲劇。   99、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。   100、Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.   要避免爭論,爭論總是俗不可耐,而且常常令人信服。
   
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