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Lady Bracknell Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Lady Bracknell
  1. #1
    “I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.”
  2. #2
    “To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter - a girl brought up with the utmost care - to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel?”
  5. #5
    “I do not know whether there is anything peculiarly exciting in the air of this particular part of Hertfordshire, but the number of engagements that go on seems to me considerably above the proper average that statistics have laid down for our guidance.”
  6. #6
    “Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can’t get into it do that.”
  7. #7
    “To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”
  8. #8
    “I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.”