I have never searched for happiness. Who wants happiness? I have searched for pleasure.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 17. Dorian tells the party guests in his conservatory at Selby Royal estate that he is an unremitting pleasure seeker. He is responding to the Duchess of Monmouth’s question about whether Lord Henry’s philosophy on life has made him happy. He tells her that he rates pleasure above happiness.