Quotes from “The Picture Of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
“Laughter is not at all a bad be­gin­ning for a friend­ship, and it is far the best end­ing for one,”
thought how tragic it would be if you were wasted. For there is such a little time that your youth will last—such a little
In the com­mon world of fact the wicked were not pun­ished, nor the good re­war­ded. Suc­cess was given to the strong, fail­ure thrust upon the weak. That was all.
But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are!
If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
It is hitting below the intellect.
of those ample architectural proportions that in women who are not duchesses are described by contemporary historians as stoutness
When our eyes met, I felt that I was grow­ing pale. A curi­ous sen­sa­tion of ter­ror came over me. I knew that I had come face to face with someone whose mere per­son­al­ity was so fas­cin­at­ing that, if I al­lowed it to do so, it would ab­sorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art it­self.

; confused

The ugly and the stu­pid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know noth­ing of vic­tory, they are at least spared the know­ledge of de­feat

; mempesona

rugged strong face

; wajah yg kuat fan kasar

sul­len mur­mur

Murmur : suara bisikan, begumam
Sullen : cemberut

trem­u­lous branches






You are shal­low and stu­pid. My God! how mad I was to love you! What a fool I have been!
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