Favorite sayings by Lord Henry: “The advantage of emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.” Regarding the secret to life, “To cure the soul be means of the senses, and the senses by means of the soul.” “Skepticism is the beginning of faith.” “Every effect that one produces gives one an enemy. To be popular one must be a mediocrity.”
Thought questions: What does the life of unbridled hedonism look like? What does it do to the soul? What happens to the human being who seeks to fulfill his every passion and desire? How does sin affect us physically?Do we age because we sin? Is the only way to get rid of temptation to give in to it? These and more are the questions that Oscar Wilde raises in The Picture of Dorian Gray Book review modified from Trevin Wax.