Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Cricket House Books

Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, receives a beautiful painting of himself from his good friend Basil Hallward. In the same moment, a new acquaintance, Lord Henry, introduces Dorian to the ideals of youthfulness and hedonism, of which Gray becomes immediately obsessed. Meanwhile, the painting in Dorian's possession serves as a constant reminder of his passing beauty and youth, driving his obsession.



Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love`s tragedies.

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One has a right to judge of a man by the effect he has over his friends.

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A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Chapter 15

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

Page 55

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Page 170

Punctuality is the thief of time.

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Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one`s nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.

Page 40

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

Chapter 6

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.

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All art is quite useless.


Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

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