If you haven't read "The Importance of Being Earnest" in the past week or so, your life is truly being wasted. Live a little. The movie is great too, save the momentary glimpse of the female nether regions being tattooed.
Here are a few snippets from the book. Enjoy!
I believe it (marriage) is a very pleasant state, sir. I have had very little experience of it myself up to the present. I have only been married once. That was in consequence of a misunderstanding between myself and a young person.
I don't really 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. The excitement is then over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If I ever get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
For Heaven's sake, don't try to be cynical. It's perfectly easy to be cynical.
"Your brother Ernest is dead?"
"What a lesson for him! I trust he will profit by it."