Sunday, February 22, 2009
And yet in the face of it all...
Lets see what my oracle Oscar Wilde had to say about marriage or related issues :
"I have always been of the opinion that consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative..."
"Lord Henry: ...the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely neccesary for both parties.
...every experience is of value,and,whatever one may say against marriage it is certainly an experience.
...Women try their luck; men risk theirs."
"Lord Illingworth: Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building ...
....Men marry because they are tired;women because they are curious.Both are disappointed. "
"Mrs Cheveley:Ah! the strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women...merely adored. An Ideal Husband
"Lord Goring: It is the growth of the moral sense in women that makes marriage such a hopeles, one sided institution."
"Mrs Cheveley : Oh there is only one real tragedy in a woman's life.The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
Take all that , the fact that I'm reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (wanted to read it before going to see the movie) that two peple who are quite close to me just announced the separation from their husbands.It makes us think, and yet in the face of it all we are getting married...
Quotes:Oscar Wilde:Nothing...except my genius; image : wedding 1933 , condenast.com, image of Oscar Wilde: www.wilsonsalmanac.com