“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art. But of this I think I have spoken at sufficient length. And not let us go out on the terrace, where ‘droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost,’ while the evening star ‘washes the dusk with silver.’
Wilde, Oscar. ”The Decay of Lying.” Intentions. New York: Brentano’s, 1905. 18. Print.
Notes: Lying is the Best Way to portray Art. The simile between the milk-white peacock and ghost and the metaphor with the evening star seem unrealistic and fabricated, giving an image to the reader.