Key Quotes-The Picture of Dorian Gray

Key Quotes to remember from the novel.

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Key Quotes- `The Picture of Dorian
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"When our eyes met, I felt I was growing pale. A curious sensation of terror came over me", Page 9
"Don't spoil him. Don't try to influence him. Your influence would be bad", Page16
"There is no such thing as a good influence Mr Gray...all influence is immoral", Page 18
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it", page 19
"..You have the most marvellous youth, and youth is the one thing worth having", page 21.
"Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!" page 23.
"I would give my soul for that", page 25.
"When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself", page 26.
"He would seek to dominate him", page 134.
"You filled me with a wild desire to know everything about life", page 43.
"To see him is to worship him, to know him is to trust him", page 58.
"I love acting. It is so much more than real life", page 69.
"But the picture? It taught him to love his own beauty. Would it teach him to loathe his own soul?",
page 79.
"Not one blossom of his loveliness would ever fade. Not one pulse of his life would ever weaken",
page 91.
"There is something fatal about a portrait. It has a life of its own", page 100.
"There was something about Dorian that charmed everybody", page 103.
"You corrupt everyone with whom you become intimate with", page 129.
"You met me, flattered me, taught me to be vain of my good looks", page 132.
"I think it's better to be beautiful than to be good", page 164.

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