Oscar Wilde Quote

“A man whose desire is to be something separate from himself, to be a member of Parliament, or a successful grocer, or a prominent solicitor, or a judge, or something equally tedious, invariably succeeds in being what he wants to be. That is his punishment.” 

— Oscar Wilde

Source: De Profundis, an 1897 letter to Lord Alfred Douglas written in Reading Gaol

“A man whose desire is to be something separate from himself … invariably succeeds in being what he wants to be. That is his punishment.” — Oscar Wilde Click To Tweet
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Oscar Wilde Quote something separate from himself, to be a member of Parliament, or a successful grocer, or a prominent solicitor, or a judge, or something equally tedious, invariably succeeds in being what he wants to be. That is his punishment.”