“How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. … If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that––for that––I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!”
Dorian Gray is an irresistibly handsome and utterly selfish socialite, concerned with superficialities of the ego: appearance, beauty, passion, youth and image. A classic story from Oscar Wilde, and portrait perfectly in this tee.