Best 14 quotes in «importance of being earnest quotes» category

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    Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs.

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    When people talk to me about the weather, I always feel they mean something else.

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    There is a safety mechanism in place [to ensure the perambulator doesn't turn back into a purse with a baby in it] : if anything weighing more than a pound and a half-about the weight of a three-volume novel-is in the carriage of the perambulator, it will not transform.

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    Miss Prism: ... And you do not seem to reealize, dear Doctor, that by persistently remaining single, a man coverts himself into a permanent public temptation. ... Chausuble: But is a man not equally attractive when married? Miss Prism: No married man is ever attractive except to his wife. Chausuble: And often, I´ve been told, not even to her.

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    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.

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    A man who desires to get married should know everything or nothing.

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    A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it.

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    And certainly once a man begins to neglect his domestic duties he becomes painfully effeminate, does he not? And I don't like that. It makes men so very attractive.

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    I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.

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    I am not in favour of this modern mania for turning bad people into good people at a moment's notice.

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    In married life three is company and two none.

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    In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.

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    More than half of modern culture depends upon what one shouldn't read.

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    Oh! I don't think I would like to catch a sensible man. I shouldn't know what to talk to him about.