In the picture of Dorian Gray


There are very many sentences that qualify to be treated as quotable quotes. Besides that, the novel is such a fine read.

In one place, he has Lord Henry wonder loudly

I wonder who it was defined mab as a rational animal. It was the moat premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Before that, he has Lord Henry complain about ‘always’ not the pads, of course. He says

Always! That is a dreadful word. It makes me shudder when I hear it. Women are so fond of using it. They spoil every romance by trying to make it last for ever.

Ans finally, something that reminded me of a quote I read many years ago, he says about temptation;

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.

And in totally unrelated news, the electoral body is still tallying votes since Tuesday night. There should be a much simpler and quicker way to count and tally votes from 46k polling stations.

In case you have not read Humble Pi: a comedy of mathematical errors, I recommend you do. Even if you don’t find it interesting, I bet you will learn something new.

And with that, happy weekend everyone.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

2 thoughts on “In the picture of Dorian Gray

  1. shelldigger says:

    Best be alert. You might wake up tomorrow with an orange idiot for president. I’ll bet he has been talking to your ballot counters.

    He said he only wants 11,780 votes, but I’ll bet he’d take whatever he can buy/steal. I mean get.

    Love the quotes.

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