Cecily. This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade. Gwendolen. [Satirically.] I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different.
When people talk to me about the weather, I always feel they mean something else.
Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. And that makes me quite nervous.
Well, one must be serious about something, if one wants to have any amusement in life.
My dear fellow, the truth isn’t quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!
You have filled my tea with lumps of sugar, and though I asked most distinctly for bread and butter, you have given me cake. I am known for the gentleness of my disposition, and the extraordinary sweetness of my nature, but I warn you, Miss Cardew, you may go too far.
I'll bet you anything you like that half an hour after they have met, they will be calling each other sister. Women only do that when they have called each other a lot of other things first.
I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose.
LADY BRACKNELL Algernon is an extremely, I may almost say an ostentatiously, eligible young man. He has nothing, but he looks everything. What more can one desire?
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
I can resist everything except temptation.
Good heavens, I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden." "But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins!" "I said it was perfectly heartless of YOU under the circumstances. That is a very different thing." "That may be, but the muffins are the same!
Well, in the first place girls never marry the men they flirt with. Girls don't think it right.
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.
Oh! I don't think I would like to catch a sensible man. I shouldn't know what to talk to him about.
Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs.
My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces false impression
I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest.
If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
A man who desires to get married should know everything or nothing.
I should have remembered that when one is going to lead an entirely new life, one requires regular and wholesome meals.
An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant as the case may be.
More than half of modern culture depends upon what one shouldn't read.
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