Monthly Quotes: August 2021


The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

To define is to limit.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. 

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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