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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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paradox
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • "Paradoxes are all very well in their way…." rejoined the Baronet.
  • Well, the way of paradoxes is the way of truth.
  • "Was that a paradox?" asked Mr. Erskine.
  • He played with the idea, and grew wilful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.
  • The few words that Basil’s friend had said to him—words spoken by chance, no doubt, and with wilful paradox in them—had touched some secret chord that had never been touched before, but that he felt was now vibrating and throbbing to curious pulses.
  • "His name is Prince Paradox," said Dorian.

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  • It’s the grandfather paradox of time travel in which a man cannot travel to a time before he was born and kill his grandfather.
  • It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
    Arnold Toynbee

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