you will always love, and you will always be loved ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.“
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven’t got the remotest knowledge of how to live nor the smallest instinct about when to die. ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
“To influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
friend: it was fun seeing you!
me, weepy: we’re just souls inhabiting our earth forms,,,& yet somehow everything aligned for us to encounter each other during our stay on this planet
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
i have self-diagnosed myself—
the picture of dorian gray, penguin clothbound classics ✨
“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”
—Oscar Wilde, from The Picture of Dorian Gray
“My existence is a scandal.”
Latin: Meum exsistens est scandalum.
Greek: ὁ εἶναι ἐμοῦ ἐστί τὸ σκάνδαλον.
— Oscar Wilde, Letter To Robert Ross (November, 1897)