“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.”—Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray (via theredmatinee)
“Life is a question of nerves, and fibres, and slowly-built-up cells in which thought hides itself, and passion has its dreams. You may fancy yourself safe, and think yourself strong. But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings strange memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play─I tell you, Dorian, that it is on things like these that our lives depend.”—The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde. (via ruber-sanguis)
The unparalleled dirtbag of the Victorian set, Lord Alfred Douglas.
“Bosie, what is this?
um its my translation of Salmoe i did for you? SALOMÉ IT’S “SALOMÉ” thats what i said its the version i did of your Salmon in English youre welcome do you even speak French uhh what kind of a question is that champagne merde yes i speak french what does this sentence mean? ‘On ne doit regarder que dans les miroirs’? “don’t look in mirrors” “buy low, sell mirrors” “a mirror saved is a mirror earned” IT MEANS “ONE SHOULD ONLY LOOK IN MIRRORS” right something about mirrors it’s French, it’s all the same thing oh and not to be a dick or anything by the way but i havent gotten my translators fee yet??”
“You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don’t even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid.”—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. (via theburnthatkeepseverything)
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