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TPoDG: Part I and explanation

Yesterday I made a post of all the quotes I really liked out of The Picture of Dorian Gray. However, it was a bit much to take in all at once, so each day I’m going to post one of them so you can enjoy them in smaller chunks. I’ll leave up the master post and link to it.

As I said, I don’t necessarily agree with all the views expressed in these excerpts (and neither do those who said them in the book – Lord Henry just said stuff for the sake of saying it and getting a reaction). But much of it is interesting to ponder, at the very least. Enjoy!

“‘But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. The moment on sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don’t think.  A bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful.’”

Find all the quotes here or just wait until tomorrow to see what the next one is!

(You can tell I liked this book a bit much, can’t you?)


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