One must be serious about something, if one wants to have any amusement in life.
It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure.
There is such a thing as robbing a story of its reality by trying to make it too true...
Man is many things, but he is not rational.
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.
As for omens, there is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.
But do let us go. Dorian, you must not stay here any longer. It is not good for one's morals to see bad acting.
I can not help feeling that it is a mistake to think that the passion one feels in creation is ever really shown in the work one creates. Art is always more abstract than we fancy. Form and color tell us of form and color-that is all. It often seems to me that art conceals the artist more completely than it ever reveals hi m.