Limitations Quotes

— We can't get married at all.
— Why not?
— Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
— Doesn't matter.
— I smoke. I smoke all the time.
— I don't care.
— Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player.
— I forgive you.
— I can never have children.
— We can adopt some.
— But you don't understand, Osgood. Uh, I'm a man.
— Well, nobody's perfect.

- We can't get married at all.
- Why not?
- Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
- Doesn't matter.
- I smoke. I smoke all the time.
- I don't care.
- Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player.
- I forgive you.
- I can never have children.
- We can adopt some.
- But you don't understand, Osgood. Uh, I'm a man.
- Well, nobody's perfect.
- We can't get married at all.
- Why not?
- Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
- Doesn't matter.
- I smoke. I smoke all the time.
- I don't care.
- Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player.
- I forgive you.
- I can never have children.
- We can adopt some.
- But you don't understand, Osgood. Uh, I'm a man.
- Well, nobody's perfect.
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"I believe in the race," she cried.
"It represents the survival of the pushing."
"It has development."
"Decay fascinates me more."
"What of Art?" she asked.
"It is a malady."
"Love?"
"An illusion."
"Religion?"
"The fashionable substitute for Belief."
"You are a sceptic."
"Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith."
"What are you?"
"To define is to limit."
"Give me a clue."
"Threads snap. You would lose your way in the labyrinth."

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Of course it is true, Lord Henry. If we women did not love you for your defects, where would you all be? Not one of you would ever be married. You would be a set of unfortunate bachelors. Not, however, that that would alter you much. Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men.

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— Is he indeed? A man without fault?
— That is not possible for anyone. But it has been my study to avoid those weaknesses which expose ridicule.
— Such as vanity, perhaps, and pride?
— Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride... Where there is a superiority of mind, pride will always be under regulation. I have faults, Miss Bennet, but I hope they're not of understanding. My temper I cannot vouch for. It might be called resentful. My good opinion, once
lost, is lost forever.
— That is a failing indeed, but I cannot laugh at it.
— I believe every disposition has a tendency to some evil.
— Your defect is a propensity to hate everyone.
— Yours is wilfully to misunderstand them.

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