When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me.
The bright dawn flooded the room, and swept the fantastic shadows into dusky corners, where they lay shuddering.
Nowadays, with our modern mania for morality, everyone has to pose as a paragon of purity, incorruptibility, and all the other seven deadly virtues. And what is the result? You all go over like ninepins—one after the other.
I can now recreate life in a way that was hidden from me before. 'A dream of form in days of thought'--who is it who says that? I forget; but it is what Dorian Gray has been to me.
Every effect that one produces gives one an enemy. To be popular one must be a mediocrity.
The girl laughed again. The joy of a caged bird was in her voice. Her eyes caught the melody and echoed it in radiance, then closed for a moment, as though to hide their secret. When they opened, the mist of a dream had passed across them.