It is he who has broken the bond of marriage - not I. I only break its bondage.
But Venice, like Oxford, had kept the background for romance, and, to the true romantic, background was everything, or almost everything.
Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left. Algernon.
I can resist anything but temptation.
Sweet rains fall on just and unjust alike.