The picture of Dorian Gray - Important quotes to remember

I am studying English literature at AS level and thought that it would be great to share important quotes from the novel and include critics as well. 

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"When I find that I am growing old, I shall kill myself"
"No one talks so wonderfully as you do"
"You filled me with a wild desire to know everything about life"
"You have a curious influence over me"
"I would give my soul for that!"
"It has all the terrible beauty of a Greek tragedy"
"A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can
invent a pleasure."
"he became absorbed" with the yellow book
"It has destroyed me."
"Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him,"
"To cure the soul by means of the senses, and the senses by means of
the soul"
"The soul is terrible reality."
"When our eyes met, I felt that I was growing pale. A curious sense of
terror came over me"
"Don't spoil him. Don't try to influence him. Your influence would be
"I have put too much of myself into it."
"I have grown to love secrecy"
"She had no right to kill herself. It was selfish of her"
"you are made to be worshipped."
"Sin is the thing that writes itself across a man's face,"
"Why is your friendship so fatal to young men?"
"It has the eyes of a devil."
"I worshiped you to much. I am punished for it. You worshipped
yourself too much. We are both punished."

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Though your sins be as scarlet, yet I will make them as white as
"You have done enough evil in your life."
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield it"
"You have the most marvellous youth, and youth is the one thing
worth having"
"Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!"
"I choose my friends for their good looks,"
"Don't spoil him. Don't try to influence him. Your influence would be
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Art has no influence upon action. It annihilates the desire to act. It is
superbly sterile."
"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world
its own shame."
The women in opium den to James Vane "He has sold himself to the
devil for a pretty face."
"Prince Charming rules for us now."
"you are infamous, absolutely infamous!"
"THE ARTIST is the creator of beautiful things."
"All art is quite useless.…read more

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Jerusha McCormack, "Wilde took as a script for his own life, quoting
its very lines in the dock, and by so doing, inscribed himself forever in
the fiction which he had already written."
The Daily Chronicle of London called the tale "unclean," "poisonous,"
and "heavy with the mephitic odours of moral and spiritual
The St. James Gazette deemed it "nasty" and "nauseous," and
suggested that the Treasury or the Vigilance Society might wish to
prosecute the author.…read more


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