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I recently took the time to read The Picture of Dorian Gray. I had seen the older black and white movie then the more recent remake showing on HBO. However, I’d never read the book. I was not disappointed in taking the time to read the book. Mr. Wilde’s use of the English language kept me enthralled. The ways he bent it yet let it flow. Musical and beautiful given the at times disturbing plot. I investigated his life online. His views on life satirical, wry, yet truthful. His end sad. Whenever I see one of his quotes or a piece written about him I now stop to read. Today, this was posted by mental_floss on their website. Happy 160th birthday to Oscar Wilde.

Here are 25 of his best quotes. Drink in and enjoy.