People are either hunting for husbands, or hiding from them.
To be really mediæval one should have no body. To be really modern one should have no soul. To be really Greek one should have no clothes.
But he felt afraid of him, and ashamed of being afraid. Why had it been left for a stranger to reveal him to himself?
If my nature had been made to suit your comprehension rather than my own requirements, I am afraid I would have made a very poor figure in the world.
How does one cure the soul? Through the senses.
I wish I could love," cried Dorian Gray with a deep note of pathos in his voice. "But I seem to have lost the passion and forgotten the desire. I am too much concentrated on myself. My own personality has become a burden to me. I want to escape, to go away, to forget. It was silly of me to come down here at all.