In married life affection comes when people thoroughly dislike each other.

An Ideal Husband, Lord Goring, Act 3
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Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned…. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on.

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LORD DARLINGTON. A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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