Lord Arthur Goring Quotes in An Ideal Husband
Oh! I am not at all romantic. I am not old enough. I leave romance to my seniors.
I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.
You seem to me to be living entirely for pleasure.
What else is there to live for, father? Nothing ages like happiness.
Ah! I prefer a gentlemanly fool any day. There is more to be said for stupidity than people imagine.
In fact, I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood.
Nobody is incapable of doing a foolish thing. Nobody is incapable of doing a wrong thing.
All I do know is that life cannot be understood without much charity, cannot be lived without much charity. It is love, and not German philosophy, that is the true explanation of this world, whatever may be the explanation of the next.
One sees that [Lord Goring] stands in immediate relation to modern life, makes it indeed, and so masters it. He is the first well-dressed philosopher in the history of thought.
And falsehoods [are] the truths of other people.
But women who have common sense are so curiously plain, father, aren’t they?
Youth isn’t an affectation. Youth is an art.
An ideal husband! Oh, I don’t think I should like that. It sounds like something in the next world….He can be what he chooses. All I want is to be . . . to be . . . oh! a real wife to him.