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A Woman of No Importance Quotes

The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

When good Americans die they go to Paris. And when bad Americans die, they go to America.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
A Woman of No Importance, Lord Illingworth, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

A bad woman is the sort of woman a man never gets tired of.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Young women of the present day seem to make it the sole object of their lives to be always playing with fire.
A Woman of No Importance, Lady Caroline, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Hester: We have the largest country in the world, Lady Caroline. They used to tell us at school that some of our states are as big as France and England put together.
Lady Caroline: Ah! you must find it very draughty, I should fancy.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

One has never heard his name before in the whole course of one’s life, which speaks volumes for a man, nowadays.
A Woman of No Importance, Lady Caroline, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

I saw the governess, Jane… She was far too good-looking to be in any respectable household.
A Woman of No Importance, Lady Caroline, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Lady Caroline: In my young days, Miss Worsley, one never met anyone in society who worked for their living. It was not considered the thing.
Hester: In America those are the people we respect most.
Lady Caroline: I have no doubt of it.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

She certainly has a wonderful faculty of remembering people’s names, and forgetting their faces.
A Woman of No Importance, Lady Caroline, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

But somehow, I feel sure that if I lived in the country for six months, I should become so unsophisticated that no one would take the slightest notice of me.
A Woman of No Importance, Mrs. Allonby, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years. To hear then talk one would imagine they were in their first childhood. As far as civilization goes they are in their second.
A Woman of No Importance, Lord Illingworth, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

The world was made for men and not for women.
A Woman of No Importance, Lady Stutfield, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

We women adore failures. They lean on us.
A Woman of No Importance, Mrs. Allonby, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Lord Illingworth: The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.
Mrs. Allonby: And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilized body.
A Woman of No Importance, Lord Illingworth, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Lady Hunstanton: But do you believe all that is written in the newspapers
Lord Illingworth: I do. Nowadays it is only the unreadable that occurs.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Plain women are always jealous of their husbands, beautiful women never are!
A Woman of No Importance, Mrs. Allonby, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Lord Illingworth: Women have become too brilliant. Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
Mrs. Allonby: Or the want of it in a man.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde

Lady Hunstanton: Lord Illingworth, you don’t think that uneducated people should be allowed to have votes
Lord Illingworth: I think they are the only people who should.
A Woman of No Importance, Act 1, Oscar Wilde