Genius lasts longer than beauty
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:Fashion is the method by which the fantastic becomes for a moment universal.
To influence a person is to give him ones own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one elses music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Insincerity is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
Your rank and wealth, Harry; my brains, such as they are - my art, whatever it may be worth; Dorian Gray's good looks - we shall all suffer for what the gods have given us, suffer terribly.
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.
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