Portrait Of Dorian Gray Quotes by Benjamin Spock, Oscar Wilde, Sydney Smith and many others.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.
I worshipped you too much. I am punished for it. You worshipped yourself too much. We are both punished.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Young men want to be faithful, and are not. Old men want to be faithless, and cannot.
Thin-lipped wisdom spoke at her from the worn chair, hinted at prudence, quoted from that book of cowardice whose author apes the name of common sense.
every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
There were moments when he looked on evil simply as a mode through which he could realize his conception of the beautiful.
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
The only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
I want to be good. I can’t bear the idea of my soul being hideous.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.