Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thinking about Wilde

I am really looking forward to the show tonight.  So much so, that I haven't done much work this morning.  Except that I shall call work, reading the plot line, reading about the two themes and reading through the following quotes from

I will type in a few.  The quotes are so oscarized.  That is the word Wilde used to describe an actor who did so much of his work that he talked like him.   It just slipped into my head when I was typing.   Do o to the link if you want more.  

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”

“Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.”

 “But she is happiest alone. She is happiest alone.”

“Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman”

“To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people - that is all!”

“Nothing should be out of the reach of hope. Life is a hope.”

“When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also.”

“LORD ILLINGWORTH: The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.
MRS ALLONBY: And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.”

“The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married.”

“You love the beauty that you can see and touch and handle, the beauty that you can destroy, and do destroy, but of the unseen beauty of life, of the unseen beauty of a higher life, you know nothing.”
“I don't know how to talk.
Oh! talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.”

“LORD ILLINGWORTH What do you think she'd do if I kissed her?
MRS ALLONBY Either marry you, or strike you across the face with her glove. What would you do if she struck you across the face with her glove?
LORD ILLINGWORTH Fall in love with her, probably.” 
“I was wrong. God's law is only Love.”

“It was you I thought of all the time, I gave to them the love you did not need: lavished on them a love that was not theirs.”

“MRS ALLONBY Is she such a mystery?
LORD ILLINGWORTH She is more than a mystery - she is a mood.
MRS ALLONBY Moods don't last.
LORD ILLINGWORTH It is their chief charm.”


  1. i am so sad that i can't go... but have to stay home doing homework with Duncan!

  2. That made me laugh. We all have our homework to do, and some of us have to do it multiple times.