Favorite lines from 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Wilde:

"Never trust a woman who wears mauve..."

"It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution."

"She behaves as if she was beautiful. Most American women do. It is the secret of their charm."

"And Lord Henry struck a light on a dainty silver case, and began to smoke a cigarette with a self-conscious and satisfied air, as if he had summed up the world in a phrase."

"They walked softly, as men do instinctively at night."

"…the wild desire to live, most terrible of all man’s appetite…"

"Skepticism is the beginning of Faith."

"'I should have said that whatever [women] ask for they had first given to us,' murmured the lad, gravely. 'They create Love in our natures. They have a right to demand it back.'"

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