Dorian Gray Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“The ugly and stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat. They live as we all should live-- undisturbed, indifferent, and without disquiet. They never bring ruin upon others, nor ever receive it from alien hands. Your rank and wealth, Henry; my brains, such as they are-- my art, whatever it may be worth; Dorian Gray's good looks-- we shall all suffer for what the gods have given us, suffer terribly.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“It was not intended as a compliment. It was a confession. Now that I have made it, something seems to have gone out of me. Perhaps one should never put one's worship into words.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“because to influence a person is to give one's own soul.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“I have been right, Basil, haven’t I, to take my love out of poetry, and to find my wife in Shakespeare’s plays? Lips that Shakespeare taught to speak have whispered their secret in my ear. I have had the arms of Rosalind around me, and kissed Juliet on the mouth.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“You know we poor artists have to show ourselves in society from time to time, just to remind the public that we are not savages.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“the people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failure. a”
Oscar Wilde

“Conscience is just a polite word for cowardice. No civilised man regrets a pleasure.”
Lord Henry Wotton

Oscar Wilde
“Inteligence lives longer than beauty.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“Come, I tell you. You have chattered enough about corruption. Now you shall look on it face to face!”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yeild to it.”
Oscar Wilde

Justin Bienvenue
“His appearance in reality a hidden masquerade”
Justin Bienvenue, The Macabre Masterpiece: Poems of Horror and Gore

Oscar Wilde
“He watched it with that strange interest in trivial things that we try to develop when things of high import make us afriad.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“The only people to whose opinions I listen now with any respect are people much younger than myself. They seem in front of me. Life has revealed to them her latest wonder.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“There was something tragic in a friendship so colored by romance.”
Oscar Wilde

“But in reality, with Mr. Ellison there is an essence of probity about him; unlike Dorian Grey, him and his hidden portrait are both wonderful. When he speaks there is a certain intonation he gets that reveals so much about him, that you can't help but to feel rapt, and so few get to hear his unspoken thought because they are fixated on the bling and the big show.”
Avra Amar Filion

“Започне ли да мисли човек, лицето му веднага се превръща само в нос или само в чело, или в някаква друга подобна уродливост”
Оскар Уайлд, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“La intensidad del momento se perdió en detalles vulgares”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“I turned halfway round, and saw Dorian Gray for the first time. When our eyes met, I felt that I was growing pale. A curious sensation of terror came over me. I knew that I had come face to face with someone whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“En cuanto a una vida echada a perder, no hay vida echada a perder más que aquella cuyo crecimiento queda detenido. Si quieres destrozar un carácter, lo único que tienes que hacer es intentar reformarlo”
Oscar Wilde, Le portrait de Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“There is no such thing as a good influence, Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral—immoral from the scientific point of view."
"Why?"
"Because to influence a person is to give him one's own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else's music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty hat one owes to one's self. Of course, they are charitable. They feed the hungry and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion—these are the two things that govern us. And yet, I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream—I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal—to something finer, richer than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collector's Edition): Including the Uncensored 13 Chapter Version & The Revised 20 Chapter Version

Oscar Wilde
“En determinados momentos veía el mal únicamente como un medio que le permitía poner por obra su concepción de lo bello”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“En determinados momentos veía el mal únicamente como un medio que le permitía poner por obra su concepción de lo bello.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
“We live in a world when men treat art as if it were meant to be a form of autobiography. We have lost the abstract sense of beauty.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde
“Nunca volvería a poner la tentación en el camino de la inocencia. Sería bueno.”
Oscar Wilde, El retrato de Dorian Gray