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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

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You know how a voice can stir one. Your voice and the voice of Sibyl Vane are two things that I shall never forget. When I close my eyes, I hear them, and each of them says something different. I don’t know which to follow.

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There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

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You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.

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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

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Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.

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Beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.

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Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

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Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.

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I know what conscience is, to begin with. It is not what you told me it was. It is the divinest thing in us. Don't sneer at it, Harry, any more-at least not before me. I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous.

[Chapter 8]

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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

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An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.

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