"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
"What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!... A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her." - OW
"What a fuss people make about fidelity!" exclaimed Lord Henry. "Why, even in love it is purely a question for physiology. It has nothing to do with our own will.
Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot: that is all one can say." - The Picture of Dorian Gray
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all" (Can be expanded to include all creations) - OW
"No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style." - OW
"It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors." - OW
"Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed." - OW