Unconsciously he defines for me the lines of a fresh new school, a school that is to have in it all the passion of the romantic spirit, all the perfection of the spirit that is Greek. The harmony of soul and body - how much that is! We in our madness have separated the two, and have invented a realism that is vulgar, an ideality that is void. Harry! If only you knew what Dorian Gray is to me!
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:Tread lightly, she is near; Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear; The daisies grow.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
My dear young lady, there was a great deal of truth, I dare say, in what you said, and you looked very pretty while you said it, which is much more important
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art.
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