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if you ever hurt an animal on purpose you’re a fucking piece of shit
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6. Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel that famed wit Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and it tells the story of a man of unsurpassed beauty who has his likeness painted as a portrait. To make a long story short, Dorian sells his soul in order to maintain his youth and beauty while the painting version himself ages instead. It’s a bit of a strange and supernatural tale, but the character of Dorian Gray, believe it or not, was based on a real man named John Gray.
John Gray was an acquaintance of Wilde, and that’s really just a nicer way of saying he was one of Wilde’s many trysts. The real Gray was a poet who traveled in the same social circles as Wilde, and was reputedly an “Adonis” of a man. While Wilde did not bother to change his last name for the fictionalized version, he did change John to Dorian, but it was for a very specific purpose. The Dorians were an ancient Greek tribe that famously practiced and engaged in sex between men. Apparently, when the story came out the real Gray was mortified, as it was abundantly clear that the titular character was based on himself, and the connection caused a rift between he and Wilde.
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do you think if gordon ramsey was shipwrecked and washed ashore in a foreign land and a little lady found him almost dead on the beach and sheltered him in her home and nursed him night and day when she bathed his forehead and helped him sit up to feed him spoonfuls of weak broth he would feverishly murmur “this soup is so fucking salty you could use it to pay a roman soldier”
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- Oscar Wilde, Lady Winderemere’s Fan (via 6sixela)
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“I long for the contry side. That’s where I get my clam and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green.”
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Samantha Barks | Glamour Awards 2013
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