Last night I watched a movie called A Good Woman adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play Lady Windermere’s Fan. Very witty, packed with aphorisms. But it was also fun to look at the play and the script (this is not a movie script but a transcript just to give you an idea). The movie doesn’t seem to have gotten such good reviews, but the side dialogue crackled on occasion. Take a look at it if you get the chance.
Here are a few aphorisms I lifted from the play this morning:
I can resist everything except temptation.
Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.
But my experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don’t know anything at all.
…nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.