Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 19. Lord Henry makes this response when Dorian complaints that he is not the same person anymore and laments over what he has done with his life. Comparing Dorian’s life of pleasure and sin to a work of art, Henry tells him: "I am so glad that you have never done anything – never carved a statue, or painted a picture, or produced anything outside of yourself!" He goes on in the above quote to tell Dorian that he has lived his life as a piece of living art.