The Importance of Being Earnest Quotes

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I don't play accurately--any one can play accurately--but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for life.
-- Algernon (Act One paragraph 5)

Importance: This quotes demonstrates the constant attempts Algernon makes to seem clever. It also illustrates that he has poor playing abilities on the piano, but he dismisses his lack of technical ability by sarcastically admitting to keeping that sort of thing to life itself.

When one is in town one amuses oneself. When on is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.
-- Jack (Act One paragraph 29)

Importance: This is Jack referring to the country manor in which he lives with Cecily and Prism. He indicates that he finds this life dull and comes to the city in order to escape from it.

I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But, there is nothing romantic...
-- Algernon (Act One paragraph 44)

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