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Importance of Being Earnest, The - 2002 Movie Quotes


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  When one is in town, one amuses oneself. When one is in the country, one amuses other people. It's excessively boring. (full quote)
  I really don't see what there is romantic about proposing. Why, one may be accepted, one usually is, I believe, and then - ha ha - the excitement is over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. (full quote)
  (1)Good afternoon, dear *****, I hope you are behaving very well. (2) Well, I am feeling very well, Aunt *******. (1) That's not quite the same thing. In fact, the two things rarely go together. (full quote)
  The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately, in England at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grovner Square. (full quote)
  To lose one parent, Mr. *******, may be regarded as a misfortune - to lose both looks like carelessness. (full quote)
  It could be worse - I could be dead in Paris. Of a severe chill. A-choo. (full quote)
  I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. (full quote)
  To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. (full quote)
  GWENDOLEN You have filled my tea with lumps of sugar, and though I asked most distinctly for bread and butter, you have given me cake. 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. (full quote)
  ALGERNON: The only way to behave about a woman is to make-love to her if she's pretty, and someone else if she's plain. (full quote)
10929 I now know the vital importance of being earnest. (full quote)
10929 --Do you smoke? --Well, yes, I must admit I smoke. --I'm glad to hear it. A man should have an occupation of some kind. (full quote)
  Jack: How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can't make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless. Algernon: Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. Jack: I say it's perfectly heartless, your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances. Algernon: When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me. Indeed, when I am in really great trouble, as anyone who knows me intimately will tell you, I refuse everything except food and drink. At the present moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. Besides, I am particularly fond of muffins. [ Rising. ] Jack: [ Rising. ] Well that is no reason why you should eat them all in that greedy way. [ Takes muffins from Algernon. ] Algernon: [ Offering tea cake. ] I wish you would have tea cake instead. I don't like tea cake. Jack: Good heavens! I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden. Algernon: But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins. Jack: I said it was perfectly heartless of you, under the circumstances. That is a very different thing. Algernon: That may be, but the muffins are the same. [ He seizes the muffin-dish from Jack. ] (full quote)