There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.
Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect - simply a confession of failures.
Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.
I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous.
I worshipped you too much. I am punished for it. You worshipped yourself too much. We are both punished.
You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.
There were moments when he looked on evil simply as a mode through which he could realize his conception of the beautiful.
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
'The Portrait of Dorian Grey' beautifully articulates how the altruistic part of ourselves clashes with our essentially narcissistic state.
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