Any preoccupation with ideas of what is right or wrong in conduct shows an arrested intellectual development.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
Yes, very sensible... People die of common sense, Dorian, one lost moment at a time. Life is a moment. There is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame.
Give me the luxuries and I can dispense with the necessities.
A temperament capable of receiving, through an imaginative medium, and under imaginative conditions, new and beautiful impressions, is the only temperament that can appreciate a work of art.