All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist -- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
And alien tears will fill for him Pity's long-broken urn, For his mourners will be outcast men, And outcasts always mourn.
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
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