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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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