Oscar Wilde

    Aphridon18has quoted5 months ago

    I hope to­mor­row will be a fine day, Lane.


    It never is, sir.


    Lane, you’re a per­fect pess­im­ist.
    chandanahas quoted10 months ago
    it is always nice to be expected, and not to arrive
    shroukdannyhas quoted2 years ago
    Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them
    chandanahas quoted10 months ago
    All thought is immoral. Its very essence is destruction. If you think of anything, you kill it. Nothing survives being thought of
    chandanahas quotedlast year
    Finally, let me say this—the æsthetic movement produced certain curious colours, subtle in their loveliness and fascinating in their almost mystical tone. They were, and are, our reaction against the crude primaries of a doubtless more respectable but certainly less cultivated age. My story is an essay on decorative art. It reacts against the crude brutality of plain realism. It is poisonous if you like, but you cannot deny that it is also perfect, and perfection is what we artists aim at.—I remain, Sir, your obedient servant, OSCAR WILDE
    Bakuwenthas quoted2 years ago
    If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be al­ways young, and the pic­ture that was to grow old! For that—for that—I would give everything! Yes, there is noth­ing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!”
    obsidiana_tornasolhas quotedlast year
    Every im­pulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and pois­ons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for ac­tion is a mode of puri­fic­a­tion. Noth­ing re­mains then but the re­col­lec­tion of a pleas­ure, or the lux­ury of a re­gret. The only way to get rid of a tempta­tion is to yield to it. Res­ist it, and your soul grows sick with long­ing for the things it has for­bid­den to it­self, with de­sire for what its mon­strous laws have made mon­strous and un­law­ful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also.
    Sofiahas quoted4 months ago
    I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emo­tions. I want to use them, to en­joy them, and to dom­in­ate them.
    daryahas quotedlast year
    what is joy to me, to him is pain.
    daryahas quotedlast year
    Yet Love is better than Life, and what is the heart of a bird compared to the heart of a man?
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