Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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"Here is the first passionate love-letter I have ever written in my life. Strange, that my first passionate love-letter should have been addressed to a dead girl. Can they feel, I wonder, those white silent people we call the dead?" ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde He covered page after page with wild words of sorrow and wilder words of pain. There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde When they reached the end of the room he stopped, and muttered some words she could not understand. She opened her eyes, and saw the wall slowly fading away like a mist, and a great black cavern in front of her. A bitter cold wind swept round them, and she felt something pulling at her dress. "Quick, quick," cried the Ghost, "or it will be too late," and, in a moment, the wainscoting had closed behind them, and the Tapestry Chamber was empty. ~ The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde "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 to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace." ~ The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde "How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "She behaves as if she was beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde He was a hero to his valet, who bullied him, and a terror to most of his relations, whom he bullied in turn. Only England could have produced him, and he always said that the country was going to the dogs. His principles were out of date, but there was a good deal to be said for his prejudices. ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde He paid some attention to the management of his collieries in the Midland counties, excusing himself for this taint of industry on the ground that the one advantage of having coal was that it enabled a gentleman to afford the decency of burning wood on his own hearth. ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde "Those who are faithful know only the pleasures of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies." ~ The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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