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An Ideal Husband Quotes from the play by Oscar Wilde

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Oh! I don't care about the London season! It is too matrimonial. People are either hunting for husbands, or hiding from them.
An Ideal Husband
Mrs. Cheveley, Act 1

I like looking at geniuses, and listening to beautiful people.
An Ideal Husband
Mrs. Marchmont, Act 1

However, I think anything is better than high intellectual pressure. That is the most unbecoming thing there is. It makes the noses of the young girls so particularly large.
An Ideal Husband
Lady Markby, Act 1

Ah, nowadays people marry as often as they can, don't they? It is most fashionable.
An Ideal Husband
Lady Markby, Act 1

I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.
An Ideal Husband
Lord Goring, Act 1

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
An Ideal Husband
Lord Goring, Act 1

The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women … merely adored.
An Ideal Husband
Mrs. Cheveley, Act 1

Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, life wouldn't be worth living.
An Ideal Husband
Lord Goring, Act 1

Oh, I love London society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what society should be.
An Ideal Husband
Mabel Chiltern, Act 1

Lady Basildon: Ah! I hate being educated!
Mrs. Marchmont: So do I. It puts one almost on a level with the commercial classes, doesn't it
An Ideal Husband
Act 1

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
An Ideal Husband
Mrs. Cheveley, Act 1

Can't make out how you stand London Society. The thing has gone to the dogs, a lot of damned nobodies talking about nothing.
An Ideal Husband
Lord Caversham, Act 1

Nothing ages like happiness.
An Ideal Husband
Lord Goring, Act 1

Lady Basildon: I delight in talking politics. I talk them all day long. But I can't bear listening to them. I don't know how the unfortunate men in the House stand these long debates.
Lord Goring: By never listening.
An Ideal Husband
Act 1

Mrs. Cheveley … she was a genius in the daytime and a beauty at night.
An Ideal Husband
Mabel Chiltern, Act 1

I am thoroughly sick of pearls. They make one look so plain, so good and so intellectual.
An Ideal Husband
Mabel Chiltern, Act 1

Truth is a very complex thing, and politics is a very complex business. There are wheels within wheels.
An Ideal Husband
Sir Robert Chiltern, Act 1

I am not changed. But circumstances alter things.
An Ideal Husband
Sir Robert Chiltern, Act 1

There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.
An Ideal Husband
Lady Markby, Act 1

He rides in the Row at ten o'clock in the morning, goes to the Opera three times a week, changes his clothes at least five times a day, and dines out every night of the season. You don't call that leading an idle life, do you
An Ideal Husband
Mabel Chiltern, Act 1

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An Ideal Husband, a comedy of manners was written by Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde. The 1895 play revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. Wilde was born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on October 16, 1854, and died November 30, 1900.




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