"You will always be in love with the idea of love itself. A grand passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do."
Oscar Wilde ‘Picture of Dorian Gray’
"Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all."
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
"But I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves."
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray