Saturday, February 15, 2014
Valentine Wishes and Wonderfully Beautiful Lies in Earnest
GWENDOLEN: But we will not be the first to speak.
CECILY: Certainly not.
GWENDOLEN: Mr. Worthing, I have something very particular to ask you. Much depends on your reply.
CECILY: Gwendolen, your common sense is invaluable. Mr. Moncrief kindly answer me the following question. Why did you pretend to be my guardian’s brother?
ALGERNON: In order that I might have an opportunity of meeting you.
CECILY: (To GWENDOLEN.) That certainly seems a satisfactory explanation, does it not?
GWENDOLEN: Yes, dear, if you can believe him.
CECILY: I don’t but that does not affect the wonderful beauty of his answer.
GWENDOLEN: True. In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.
-Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
P.S. –Tell me lies, such sweet and beautiful little lies, but there is no such thing as love.