When I read The Picture of Dorian Gray, the passage below barely registered and made no impact on me. Then I came across it again while randomly searching for Oscar Wilde quotes (as I do) and I was blown away (or something less dramatic). It is so marvelous, it makes me want to break up with someone’s son.
“You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don’t even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray