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Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
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May 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-fiction, british
Read in May, 2011

Quick, witty and all Oscar Wilde. (And, incidentally, not a bad play to read on the second Sunday in May!)

I was surprised to learn that many of the quotes for which Wilde is known come from Lady Windermere's Fan:

Men become old, but they never become good.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

[A cynic is] a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

If a woman really repents, she has to go to a bad dressmaker, otherwise no one believes in her.

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