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Oscar Wilde
Zitate von Oscar [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills] Wilde
16.10.1854 Dublin – 30.11.1900 Paris; Erzähler und Dramatiker
wilde The Importance of Being Earnest (Rezension)

„The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”


Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Act 1


"Some causes happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go."
Genaue Quelle ist mir unbekannt
"My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go."
"My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has to go."

Gerüchten zufolge soll Oscar Wilde dies (es kursieren zwei Varianten) im Left Bank Hotel in Paris kurz vor seinem Tod am 30. November 1900 gesagt haben.
"»Entweder die Tapete verschwindet, oder ich!« (Oscar Wildes letzte Worte)"
Motto in: Helmut Krausser: Spielgeld. 1990
Algernon: "Divorces are made in Heaven" The Importance of Being Earnest, I; dagegen:
Ehen werden im Himmel geschlossen. Sprichwort
Algernon: "Got nice neighbours in your part of Shropshire?"
Jack: "Perfectly horrid! Never speak to one of them."
The Importance of Being Earnest, I
Jack: "It is vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces a false impression."
Algernon: "Well, that is exactly what dentist always do."
The Importance of Being Earnest, I
Algernon: "The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility!"
Jack: "That wouldn't be at all a bad thing."
The Importance of Being Earnest, I
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."
The Importance of Being Earnest, II
Cecily: "I don't like novels that end happily. They depress me so much."
The Importance of Being Earnest, II
Chasuble: "What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise."
The Importance of Being Earnest, II
Lady Bracknell: "To speak frankly, I am not in favor of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's characters before marriage,which I think is never advisable."
The Importance of Being Earnest, III
"Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes."
"Bigamy is having one husband or wife too many. Monogamy is the same."
jong Erica Jong verwendet dieses Zitat ohne "or wife" in Fear of Flying.
"I live in fear of not being misunderstood."

Oscar Wilde
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