2014.09.21【英译中】【GZB】The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapter 2 [5]

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"Just turn your head a little more to the right, Dorian, like a good boy," said the painter, deep in his work and conscious only that a look had come into the lad's face that he had never seen there before.

“头稍微往右边一点。听话。”画家说道。他已经全身心投入到工作中,此刻他脑海中只有少年脸上浮现的神情,那是他之前从未见过的。

"And yet," continued Lord Henry, in his low, musical voice, and with that graceful wave of the hand that was always so characteristic of him, and that he had even in his Eton days, "I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream--I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and  return to the Hellenic ideal-- to something finer, richer than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. 

  “然而。”亨利勋爵继续说道,他的声音是如此的低沉美妙,伴随着手优雅的摆动,极富个人特色,那是他从伊顿时期就形成的习惯。“我相信,如果一个人能够充分地完整地活着,能够去体验每一种感情,去表达每一种思想,去实现每一个梦,那么我相信,整个世界都将感受到一种前所未有的愉悦,那会让我们忘记中世纪的腐朽,重返希腊的理想主义,甚至可能是某种比希腊理想主义更好的,更充实的东西。

 But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place 

但是即使我们当中最勇敢的人都不敢承认自己的本性。自我否定就是我们未被彻底消灭的野蛮本性,而那会毁掉我们。我们会因自我否定受到惩罚。每一个我们极力想去扼杀的原始冲动都会深深扎根在我们脑海中,腐蚀我们。人一旦做了错事,这件事也就过去了,因为做的本身就是一种净化。没有什么东西可以永存,除了关于愉悦的记忆和对悔恨的沉湎。唯一一种拒绝诱惑的方式就是接受诱惑,因为抵抗只会让你的灵魂因为渴望却不可得而疼痛,比如那些禁忌的,被它自身的丑恶的道德规范划定为丑恶的事物。有人说世界上最伟大的事情发生在我们的大脑中。其实最伟大的罪恶也正是发生在大脑中,而且也只能发生在大脑中。

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