No theory of life seemed to him to be of any importance compared with life itself
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.
Now produce your explanation and pray make it improbable.
The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
I have made an important discovery... that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effect of intoxication.
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