Thursday, February 15, 2007

To Be A Good Soul

"I know what conscience is, to begin with. It is not what you told me it was. It is the divinest thing in us. Don't sneer at it, Harry, any more,--at least not before me. I want to be good. I can't bear the idea of my soul being hideous."

-Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

2 comments:

carra said...

Don't you just love Oscar Wilde? The whole of the pisture of dorian gray kept me on my toes. Now B read the de profundis :)

Richard said...

I don't think anyone can bear the idea of their soul being hideous.

Yet ... it is this very suspicion which erodes our self-esteem.