The Importance Of Being Earnest

Jim Polous' Favorite Witty Quotes

7_09dsc_204_w300_h200Jim Polous has a few favorite quotes from Earnest that he has shared with us! Don't miss this delightfully witty play this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We promise Oscar Wilde's play will not leave you dissapointed. How many of these quotes will you be able to pick out at this weekend's shows?

Algy: "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his."
Jack: "Is that clever?"
Algy: "It is perfectly phrased! And quite as true as any observation in civilized life should be." 
  • "Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?"
  • "I don't play accurately - any one can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."
  • "My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces a false impression..."
  • "An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant as the case may be."
  • "It is awfully hard work doing nothing. However, I don't mind hard work where there is no definite object of any kind."
  • "The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility"
  • "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."
  • "Oh, I don't think I would care to catch a sensible man. I shouldn't know what to talk to him about"

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