An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
You used to stir my imagination. Now you don’t even stir my curiosity.
Oh, I don’t care about Jack. I don’t care for anybody in the whole world but you. I love you, Cecily. You will marry me, won’t you?
You silly boy! Of course. Why, we have been engaged for the last three months.
For the last three months?
Each of us has heaven and hell in him, Basil, cried Dorian with a wild gesture of despair.
I should fancy, however, that murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.
What a silly thing Love is,’ said the Student as he walked away. ‘It is not half as useful as Logic, for it does not prove anything, and it is always telling one of things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true…
Bad artists always admire each others work.
One should always play fairly . . . when one has the winning cards.
When he takes the knife to the canvass the servants find him lying dead with a knife through is heart and “withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage.” and the portrait “in all the wonders of his exquisite youth and beauty.” p 349
The heart was made to be broken.