Oscar Wilde quote about truth from The Picture of Dorian Gray - It is perfectly monstrous . . . the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true.
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It is perfectly monstrous . . . the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source The Picture of Dorian Gray
Topic truth gossip discredit
Date 1890
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/174/174-h/174-h.htm

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“"It can only be the next world. This world and I are on excellent terms."
"Everybody I know says you are very wicked," cried the old lady, shaking her head.
Lord Henry looked serious for some moments. "It is perfectly monstrous," he said, at last, "the way people go about nowadays saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true."
"Isn't he incorrigible?" cried Dorian, leaning forward in his chair.
"I hope so," said his hostess, laughing. "But really, if you all worship Madame de Ferrol in this ridiculous way, I shall have to marry again so as to be in the fashion."” source

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