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The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film) Quotes

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . The Picture of Dorian Gray ended its run in 1970.

It features Pandro S. Berman as producer, Herbert Stothart in charge of musical score, and Harry Stradling as head of cinematography.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film) is 110 minutes long. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film) is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The cast includes: George Sanders as Lord Henry Wotton, Hurd Hatfield as Dorian Gray, Lowell Gilmore as Basil Hallward, Robert Greig as Sir Thomas, and Peter Lawford as David Stone.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film) Quotes

George Sanders as Lord Henry Wotton

  • (George Sanders) ""If I could get back my youth, I'd do anything in the world except get up early, take exercise or be respectable.""
  • (George Sanders) "I apologize for the intelligence of my remarks, Sir Thomas, I'd forgotten that you were a member of Parliament."
  • (George Sanders) "I'm analyzing women at present. The subject is less difficult than I was led to believe. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals."
  • (George Sanders) "I like persons better than principles and persons with no principles better than anything at all."
  • (George Sanders) "I suppose in a fortnight or so, we shall be told he's been seen in San Francisco. It's an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world."
  • (George Sanders) "But adoring someone is certainly better than being adored. Being adored is a nuisance. You'll discover, Dorian, that women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. They worship us and keep bothering us to do something for them."
  • (George Sanders) "No civilized man ever regrets a pleasure, and no uncivilized man ever knows what a pleasure is."
  • (George Sanders) "One of the great secrets of life. Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes."
  • (George Sanders) "What is it that has really happened? Someone has killed herself who loved you. I wish I had had such an experience. The women who have admired me, and there have been some, have always insisted on living long after I've ceased to care for them or them for me."

Hurd Hatfield as Dorian Gray

  • (Hurd Hatfield) "If only it was the picture who was to grow old, and I remain young. There's nothing in the world I wouldn't give for that. Yes, I would give even my soul for it."
  • (Hurd Hatfield) "You think it's only God who sees the soul."

Peter Lawford as David Stone

Robert Greig as Sir Thomas

  • (Robert Greig) "You must admit that women give men the very gold of their lives."
  • (George Sanders) "But they invariably want it back in such small change. Women, as a witty Frenchman put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out."

Lowell Gilmore as Basil Hallward

  • (Lowell Gilmore) "But this is monstrous. It's beyond nature, beyond reason. What does it mean?"
  • (Hurd Hatfield) "On the day you finished this painting, I made a wish. Perhaps you would call it a prayer. My wish was granted."
  • (Lowell Gilmore) "But you told me you had destroyed my painting."
  • (Hurd Hatfield) "I was wrong. It has destroyed me."
  • (Lowell Gilmore) "It has the eyes of the Devil."
  • (Hurd Hatfield) "Each of us has heaven and hell in him."
  • (Lowell Gilmore) "If this is true -- if this is what you've done with your life, it is far worse than anything that's being said of you. Do you know how to pray, Dorian?"

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