Importance Of Being Earnest Quotes

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Jack: I decline...
"I decline to you my consent"
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Jack: I have been.....
"I have been writing frantic letter to Scotland yard about it."
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Jack: Cecily is not....
"Cecily is not a silly romantic girl."
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Jack: The manor house....
"The manor house, Woolton, Hertfordshire."
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Jack:I would like....
"I would like to be allowed to take advantage of Lady Bracknell's temporary absence."
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Jack: For the first time....
"For the first time in my life I know the vital importance of being Earnest."
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Jack: Why should their be...
"why should their be one law for men, and another for women."
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Jack: Well my name...
"well my name is Ernest in Town and Jack in the country."
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Jack: Gwendolen, I must be....
"Gwendolen, I must be christened at once I mean we must get married at once"
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Jack: I would like to be christened....
"I would like to be christened this afternoon, if you have nothing better to do"
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Jack: It is very....
"It is very painful for me to be forced to speak the truth"
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Algernon: The lower class....
"The lower class doesn't set us a good example"
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Algernon: I wish to....
"I wish to goodness we had a few fools left"
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Algernon: The smallest In....
"The smallest instinct about when to die"
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Algernon: No cucumbers...
"No cucumbers, not even for ready money"
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Algernon: People who haven't...
"people who haven't been at university. The do it so well in the daily papers"
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Algernon: Divorces are....
"Divorces are made in heaven"
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Algernon: As far as the Piano...
"As far as the piano is concerned sentiment is my forte. I keep science for life"
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Algernon: I must see him....
"I must see him at once on a most important christening- I mean on most important business"
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Algernon: The lowers class....
"The lower class doesn't set us a good example."
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Gwendolen: In matters of grave....
"In matters of grave importance style, not sincerity, is the vital thing"
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Gwendolen: I am known....
"I am known for the gentleness of my disposition, and the extraordinary sweetness of my nature, but I warn you miss Cardew, you may go too far"
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Gwendolen: Your christian names are.....
"Your christian names are an insuperable barrier. that is all."
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Lady Brackenll: When I married Lord...
"When I married Lord Bracknell I had no fortune of any kind"
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Cecily Cardew: it has always been....
"It had always been a girlish dream of mine to love someone whose name was Ernest"
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Cecily Cardew: What an impetuous....
"What an impetuous boy he is! I like his hair so much. I must enter his proposal in my diary"
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Cecily Cardew: They have been eating...
"They have been eating muffins. That look like repentance"
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Cecily Cardew: If you are not...
"If you are not wicked, then you have certainly been deceiving us all"
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Cecily Cardew: Oh flowers are......
"Oh flowers are as common here, miss Fairfax as people are in London"
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Gwendolen: I cannot understand.....
"I cannot understand how any body manages to exist in the country, if anybody who is anybody does"
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Cecily Cardew: [Shows diary] today I....
"[Shows diary] today I broke off my engagement with Ernest"
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Cecily Cardew: I don't like novels....
"I don't like novels that end happily. They depress me"
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Lady Bracknell: To lose one parent.....
"To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, maybe regarded as misfortune, but to lose both looks like carelessness"
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Jack: my dear Algy.....
"My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist"
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Card 2


"I have been writing frantic letter to Scotland yard about it."


Jack: I have been.....

Card 3


"Cecily is not a silly romantic girl."


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Card 4


"The manor house, Woolton, Hertfordshire."


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Card 5


"I would like to be allowed to take advantage of Lady Bracknell's temporary absence."


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