"Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."
Basically this is saying that no matter what, there will always be a sexual undertone in male/female relationships. This obviously excludes gays, siblings, etc.
I am inclined to disagree, I definitely have friends that are girls that I am simply friends with and nothing else. I don't see them in a different light than any of my other friends.
I think that I really don't want this to be true because it is basically an insult to every presumably genuine relationship I have had with a girl, but the more I think about it the more true it seems, as almost every girl I've been friends with has, at one time or another had a thing for me. Even if the feelings aren't mutual, if it's on one end of the relationship then it counts.
I do however wonder if this quote was merely suggesting that every person on earth is a slave to their base - animal if you will - instincts. If so I think Mr. Wilde underestimates human emotional development and, indeed, sincerity of a lot of the people in the world.
I thought that this would provoke a bit of stimulating discourse.