Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
... Oscar Wilde