The best Quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray

The best Quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Irish writer Oscar Wilde. A shorter novella-length version was published in the July 1890 issue of the American periodical Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The novel-length version was published in April 1891.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
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Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and by far the best ending for one.
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To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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I can resist everything except temptation.
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Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken.
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Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
Oscar Wilde - The Canterville Ghost
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Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.
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If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.
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To regret one's own experience is to arrest one's own development.
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Men always want to be a woman's first love. What women like is to be a man's last romance.
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Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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Life is far too important to be taken seriously.
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900, irish author)
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I have the simplest tastes: I am always satisfied with the best.
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What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
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In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
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I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing.
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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
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Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
Louis Bayard - Mr. Timothy
I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
I love to come to L.A. to visit, and then I like to come to rainy old London because it's home.
In London I feel free; nobody bothers anyone and everyone is free to express themselves.
A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
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Knowing was a temptation. What you don't know won't tempt you.
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There's nothing sweeter than that which is forbidden.
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The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
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My son Jack once said to me, "Dad, do you think people are laughing with you or at you?"
I said, "I don't care as long as they're laughing."
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.
Sometimes, strangers can become more like family than blood ever could.
It's a mystery of human chemistry and I don't understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.
He's a better person when she's around, and isn't that what friends are for, to raise you up and keep you at your best?
Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.

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