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A Year of Quotes 1.4.16

Mr. Wilde is at it again… This one comes from his play, A Woman of No Importance. The play was originally staged at London’s Haymarket Theatre  in the Spring of 1893. Wilde wrote it at the urging of the Haymarket’s actor-manager, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who wanted to duplicate the success of Lady Windermere’s Fan which premiered a the St. James Theatre the previous season.

One should never trust a woman
who tells one her real age.

A woman who would tell one that,
would tell one anything.

–A Woman of No Importance

Here’s a link to the free e-book of the play courtesy the Guttenberg Project.

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A Year of Quotes 1.3.16

Continuing with Oscar Wilde month…

My experience is that as soon as
people are old enough to know better,
they don’t know anything at all.

–Lady Windermere’s Fan

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A Year of quotes

I’ve already blown one of my New Years Resolutions… to post a quote every day… but I’m giving myself a break and starting today instead.
Since my wonderful friend, Angie, gave me a book of quotes from Oscar Wilde and one of quotes by Charles Dickens I thought I’d start with those fine fellows and continue with a famous author a month. Lets start with Mr. Wilde, shall we…

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world,
except take exercise, get up early,
or be respectable.{The Picture of Dorian Gray}

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