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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live.
So with curious eyes and sick surmiseWe watched him day by day, And wondered if each one of usWould end the self-same way, For none can tell to what red HellHis sightless soul may stray.
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast
I am the prince of procrastination. It is my besetting sin. I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after
Praise makes me humble, but when I am abused, I know that I have touched the stars.
I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
Lady Bracknell, I hate to seem inquisitive, but would you kindly inform me who I am?
My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.
America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
Those who pay their bills on time are soon forgotten. It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
Every single human being should be the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every human being should be the realisation of some ideal, either in the mind of God or in the mind of man.
JACKYou're quite perfect, Miss Fairfax.GWENDOLENOh! I hope I am not that. It would leave no room for developments, and I intend to develop in many directions.
I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.
Would you like to know the great drama of my life? It is that I have put my genius into my life...I have put only my talent into my works.
It is the stupid and the ugly who have the best of it in this world
She...can talk brillantly upon any subject provided she knows nothing about it.
I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous.
I asked the question for the best reason possible, for the only reason, indeed, that excuses anyone for asking any question - simple curiosity.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.
One can forgive Shakespeare anything, except one's own bad lines.
I can now recreate life in a way that was hidden from me, before.'A dream of form in days of thought:
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
You told me you had destroyed it.""I was wrong. It has destroyed me.
because to influence a person is to give one's own soul.
There were opium-dens, where one could buy oblivion, dens of horror where the memory of old sins could be destroyed by the madness of sins that were new.
What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!" exclaimed Lord Henry. " A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
He would never again tempt innocence. He would be good.
My Salome is a mystic the sister of Salammbô a Saint Thérèse who worships the moon.
She lives in the poetry she cannot write.
Anybody can have common sense, povided that they have no imagination
. . . try as we may we cannot get behind things to the reality. And the terrible reason may be that there is no reality in things apart from their appearances.
A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent
But do let us go. Dorian, you must not stay here any longer. It is not good for one's morals to see bad acting.
He repeated her name over and over again. The birds that were singing in the dew-drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her.
I will love you always, because you will always be worthy of love.
I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.
Indeed, as a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else.
Hearts Live By Being Wounded
Ah! that is the great thing in life, to live the truth.
I don't want to earn a living, I want to live.
I have forgotten all about my school days. I have a vague impression that they were detestable.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
There were poisons so subtle that to know their properties one had to sicken of them. There were maladies so strange that one had to pass through them if one sought to understand their nature.
I drink to separate my body from my soul.
Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one’s prejudices.