Wilde Advice on Love and Marriage

In previous blogs, I have quoted the wit and wisdom of (first) Zsa Zsa Gabor and (later) Roseanne Barr on marriage, divorce and sexual disparities. Therefore, it seems fair to let a man have equal time. For this we turn to Oscar Wilde, the flamboyant Irish writer who scandalized Victorians with his outrageous observations.

Here are some of his best remarks on the clash of the sexes.

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

Men always want to be a woman’s first love: women like to be a man’s last romance.

The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.  No man does. That’s his.

A man’s face is his autobiography. A Woman’s face is her work of fiction.

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious; both are disappointed.

Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.

The man who says his wife can’t take a joke, forgets that she took him.

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.

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