I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
("The Importance of Being Earnest")
More Quotes from Oscar Wilde:You, who know all the secrets of life, tell me how to charm Sibyl Vane to love me! I want to make Romeo jealous, I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.
Life would be dull without them.
To have friends, you know, one need only be good-natured but when a man has no enemy left there must be something mean about him.
The way of paradoxes is the way of truth.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
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