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A Woman of No Importance
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Lady Stutfield: The world says that Lord Illingworth is very, very wicked.
Lord Illingworth: Taking sides is the beginning of sincerity, and earnestness follows shortly afterwards, and the human being becomes a bore.
Lord Illingworth: The less said about life's sores the better.
Lady Caroline: You believe good of every one Jane. It is a great fault.
Lord Illingworth: We in the House of Lords are never in touch with public opinion. That makes us a civilized body.
Lady Hunstanton: How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say!
Hester: You laugh at the simple and the pure. . . [English society is] like a dead thing smeared in gold.
Lord Illingworth: Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Mrs. Arbuthnot: Gerald cannot separate his future from my past
Mrs. Arbuthnot: There is no atonement possible. . . The women suffers. The man goes free.
Mrs. Arbuthnot: you thought I didn't care for the pleasant things of life. I tell you I longed for them, but did not dare touch them
Mrs. Arbuthnot: You are more to me than innocence. . . Child of my shame, be still the child of my shame!
Hester: I was wrong. God's law is only Love.
Mrs. Arbuthnot: A man of no importance
Lord Illingworth: What do you call a bad man?
Mrs. Allonby: The sort of man who admires innocence.
Lady Caroline: In my young days, Miss Worsley, one never met any one in society who worked for their living. It was not considered a thing.
Hester:. . . Somehow you brought with you a sense of what is good and pure in life.
Hester: It is right that the sins of the parents should be visited on the children. It is a just law. It is God's law.
Mrs. Arbuthnot: It is one of God's terrible laws.
Lord Illingworth: The history of women is the history of the worst form of tyranny the world has ever known
Lady Hunstanton: The last earl wanted to marry beneath him. Or wouldn't, I believe. . . The present Lord Illingworth is quite different.
Lady Caroline: 'Jane mixes too much'
'Jane has a wonderful power of selection'
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