Thursday 13: Romance quotes by Oscar Wilde

romance Again I have missed Thursday 13 for quite a while. This must be the first one in months. As it was Oscar Wilde’s birthday a few days ago, here is another batch of his quotes – and it’s all about romance…(or relationships).




    • They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.
    • A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
    • The heart was made to be broken.
    • The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
    • Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
    • Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man’s last romance.
    • Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies.
    • One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
    • How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive.
    • Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
    • Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
    • How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
    • In married life three is company and two none.

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  1. I know, he was, wasn’t he. But I can’t help liking the quotes anyway. He did come up with a couple of more positive ones but I decided to focus on the cynical ones here. More fun! 🙂


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