“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 ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play.”
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.”
“You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.”
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.