Lucifer vs Dorian Gray
Lucifer, Angel of the Lord cross-talking with Dorian Gray, fair englishman in youth.
" I know the thoughts of dust
I don't want a life-sized portrait of myself
Souls who dare use their immorality - Souls who dare look the omnipotent tyrant is his everlasting face !
It seemed to him that he had been walking in fire
Was not the tree, the tree of knowledge?
Perhaps that is the reason that I don't believe anything he has told me
But we, who see the truth, must speak it
The sense of his own beauty came on him like a revelation
Dare thou look on Death?
I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful
The Maker - call him wich name you will : he makes but to destroy
If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old !
Many there are who worship me, and more who shall - be thou amongst the first
I would give my soul for that !
Higher things than ye are slaves
I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose?
If thou dost long for knowledge, I can satiate that thirst
Am I really like that? "
All sentences from Lord Byron or Oscar Wilde.