Posted By: Suzanne (InLoveWithUniverse ...) on 'Quotes'
Title:     Dorian Gray
Date:      Fri Dec  8 15:51:10 1995

It is  silly of you,  for there  is  only one thing  in the world
worse  than being  talked about,   and that  is not  being talked

But  beauty, real  beauty, ends  where an  intellectual expression
begins.  Intellect  is  in  itself  a  mode  of exaggeration, and
destroys the  harmony of any  face. The moment  one sits down  to
think,  one  becomes  all  nose,  or  all  forehead, or something
horrid.  Look at  all the  successful men  in any  of the  learnd
professions. How  perfectly hideous they are!  Except, of course,
in the Church. But then in the Church they do not think.

The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world.

As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it
is quite incerdible.

I made a great difference between people. I choose my friends for
their good  looks, my acquaintances for  their characters, and my
enemies for their good intellects.

The worst thing of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves
one so unromantic.

Those who are faithful know only  the trivial side of love: it is
the faithless who know love's tragedies.

We degenerate into  hideous puppets, haunted by the  memory of the
passions  of which  we were  too much  afraid, and the exquisite
temptations that we had not the courage to yield to.

                             - Lord Henry Wotton

I have given away  my whole soul to some one  who treats it as it
were a  flower to put in  his coat, a bit  of decoration to charm
his vanity, an ornament for a summer's day.
                             - Basil Hallward, the painter

The Renaissance knew of strange  manners of poisoning - poisoning
by a  helmet and a lighted  torch, by an embroidered  glove and a
jewelled fan, by a gilded pomander  and by an amber chain. Dorian
Gray was poisoned by a book.

In this country,  it is enough for a man  to have distinction and
brains for every common tongue to wag against him.
                             - Dorian Gray
         If life hands you a lemon, squeeze it and make lemonade.

                               *  SUE  * 
    ***  I am the one who walks with the tender and growing night... *** 

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