2014.08.26【英译中】The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapter 1

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"I don't agree with a single word that you have said, and, what is more, Harry, I feel sure you don't either."

“对于你刚才所说的我一个字也不同意。而且哈里,我确定你一样。”

Lord Henry stroked his pointed brown beard and tapped the toe of his patent-leather boot with a tasselled ebony cane. "How English you are Basil! That is the second time you have made that observation. If one puts forward an idea to a true Englishman--always a rash thing to do--he never dreams of considering whether the idea is right or wrong. The only thing he considers of any importance is whether one believes it oneself. Now, the value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Indeed, the probabilities are that the more insincere the man is, the more purely intellectual will the idea be, as in that case it will not be coloured by either his wants, his desires, or his prejudices. However, I don't propose to discuss politics, sociology, or metaphysics with you. I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. Tell me more about Mr. Dorian Gray. How often do you see him?"

亨利勋爵摸了一把他的胡子,用黑檀木手杖轻敲着他的漆皮靴子的鞋头。“你太像个英国人,巴兹尔。这是你第二次说这种话了。如果对一个真正的英国人说一件事---这通常是个冲动的决定,他从来不会思考这件事的正确与否。他唯一认为重要的事情就是说话者自己相不相信。如今,一个想法的价值与作者本人的态度已经没有任何关系了。事实上,可能是作者越不真诚,那个想法越有价值,因为这样,它才不会被他的期待或是偏见所影响。然而,我可不是来跟你讨论政治,社会学或是形而上学的。比起原则,我更喜欢人。在这个世界上,我最喜欢的就是没有原则的人。多和我说说道尔格雷先生吧,你多久见他一次?”

"Every day. I couldn't be happy if I didn't see him every day. He is absolutely necessary to me."

“每天都会和他见面。如果一天见不到他,我就会不开心。他对我来说就是必需品。”

"How extraordinary! I thought you would never care for anything but your art."

“太妙了。我以为除了你的艺术,你啥也不关心。”

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