Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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For a moment he paused there, the wind blowing his long grey locks about his head, and twisting into grotesque and fantastic folds the nameless horror of the dead man's shroud. ~ The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde He had lived the delicate and luxurious life of a young man of birth and fortune, a life exquisite in its freedom from sordid care, its beautiful boyish insouciance; and now for the first time he became conscious of the terrible mystery of Destiny, of the awful meaning of Doom. ~ Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde Were we no better than chessmen, moved by an unseen power, vessels the potter fashions at his fancy, for honour or for shame? ~ Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde The one charm of the past is that it is the past. ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion--these are the two things that govern us. ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "I am too fond of reading books to care to write them." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "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." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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