Category Archives: Quotes



I think this one of my favourite quotations.

It is well known, but if by chance you don’t know it, or where it comes from, it is by Oscar Wilde. It comes from Act One his 1892 play Lady Windermere’s Fan, and is spoken by the character Lord Darlington.


“I can resist everything except temptation.”


So true.



Quotation by Oscar Wilde

This blog © the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by William Oxer



Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Quotes


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You know who you are

There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner)

These words by the incredibly talented Afghan-born writer Khaled Hosseini capture the ugliness and cruelty of theft. If you believe in a god – any god – then truly all sin is rooted in theft. If you are an atheist (as I am) it surely should be core to your personal values that you do not steal.

The stealing of words is no less dirty (though perhaps not as brutal) than any other form of theft. It shows a weakness of character and an absence of morality. It defines the perpetrator as being without ethics, without honesty and without pride. It reveals them as a person who cannot be trusted, cannot be liked, cannot be admired.

It lowers their worth and standing as a human being.

To the person who is stealing from me – I know who you are.

I can, and I will, l expose you at any time. I enjoy that power I have over you.

But more important. You know who you are. You know you are nothing more than a common thief.

And you know that I pity you and I despise you.

Without my words you are a pathetic, empty, talentless nobody.



Quote © Khaled Hosseini

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Posted by on October 22, 2017 in Quotes, Still Life


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A serious mind


      ‘Sex and death are the only things that can interest a serious mind’

W B Yeats – Quotation  (paraphrased)


Photo stolen from Alice in Underland


Posted by on April 20, 2014 in Quotes


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In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves

Edward Bulwer-Lytton



Photo stolen from SydkneeBean


Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Quotes


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Art of Seduction

‘The art of seduction is knowing what she really wants and slowly giving it to her in a way that takes her breath away’


Romantic Dominant



Photo stolen from NoirFeu


Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Quotes


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Missing Someone

‘Missing someone isn’t about how long it has been since you’ve seen them or the amount of time since you’ve talked. It’s about that very moment when you’re doing something and wishing they were right there with you’



Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Quotes, Still Life


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Taste you on my breath

There’s a line that goes :

And I can still smell you on my fingers and taste you on my breath.

It is by the rather excellent Beth Orton from the song Central Reservation

It is playing in my head today. It resonates.

Because I can too.


Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Lovers Past, Music, Quotes, Still Life


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