I am not laughing, Dorian; at least I am not laughing at you. But you should not say the greatest romance of your life. You should say the first romance of your life. You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. That is the one use of the idle classes of a country. Don't be afraid. There are exquisite things in store for you. This is merely the beginning.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last.
In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
On refusing to make alterations to one of his plays Who am I to tamper with a masterpiece
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