No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his.
I like Wagner's music better than any other music. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without hearing what one says. That is a great advantage.
But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.
I have never admitted that I am more than twentynine, or thirty at the most. Twentynine when there are pink shades, thirty when there are not.
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.
Nature is always behind the age
An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.
Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
But youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
[W]as verabscheuenswerter sei, die Zeichen der Sünde oder die des Alter.
I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood.
Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.