He played with the idea, and grew wilful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it…He charmed his listeners out of themselves, and they followed his pipe laughing.

– Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 3. When it comes to witty sayings, Lord Henry is the gift that keeps on giving. He is holding court at his Aunt Agatha’s house, saying that the way to stay young is to relive and repeat one’s mistakes. A game and jugging metaphor is used to describe how he plays with the idea and thoroughly charms his listeners.