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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

Top 10 Best Quotes

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

“You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

“To define is to limit.”

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

“I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.”

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