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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde
“All art is quite useless.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Oscar Wilde
“It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible....”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“The basis of optimism is sheer terror.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“To define is to limit.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“Knowledge would be fatal. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“What of Art?
-It is a malady.
--Love?
-An Illusion.
--Religion?
-The fashionable substitute for Belief.
--You are a sceptic.
-Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
--What are you?
-To define is to limit.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“Some things are more precious because they don't last long.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


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07/07/2013 marked as: own-to-read

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