Portrait Of Dorian Gray Quotes by Oscar Wilde, Sydney Smith, Benjamin Spock and many others.
The only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect – simply a confession of failures.
I want to be good. I can’t bear the idea of my soul being hideous.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
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.
People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom, or their lack of imagination
I worshipped you too much. I am punished for it. You worshipped yourself too much. We are both punished.
I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
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.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.