Posted by Cheryl on June 01, 1998 at 17:26:29:
In response to Witticisms, written by Constanza on May 31, 1998 at 19:53:16
I LOL every time I read this! Of course, it's all perfectly absurd, and isn't a story so much as a vehical for Wilde's wit, but when it's as enjoyable as this, who cares? ;-)
More faves not mentioned yet:
Only relatives, or creditors, ever ring (the doorbell) in that Wagnerian manner.
LADY BRACKNELL. Good afternoon, dear Algernon, I hope you are behaving very well.
ALGERNON. I'm feeling very well, Aunt Augusta.
LADY BRACKNELL. That's not quite the same thing. In fact the two things rarely go together.
LADY BRACKNELL. I hadn't been there since her poor husband's death. I never saw a woman so altered; she looks quite twenty years younger...I had some crumpets with Lady Harbury, who seems to me to be living entirely for pleasure now.
ALGERNON. I hear her hair has turned quite gold from grief.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in
England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.
- More potent quotables MB 13:35:58 6/03/98 (0)
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