The Buttonhole Quotes in An Ideal Husband
The An Ideal Husband quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Buttonhole. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Dover Publications edition of An Ideal Husband published in 2000.).
Act 3, Part 1 Quotes
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.
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The Buttonhole Symbol Timeline in An Ideal Husband
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Buttonhole appears in An Ideal Husband. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 3, Part 1
...first well-dressed philosopher in the history of thought.” He asks Phipps for a change of buttonhole (a flower one wears on a suit jacket). Lord Goring speaks meditatively and slyly about... (full context)