Just HAD to share some choice *nuggets* from the pen of Oscar Wilde, thanks to The Importance of Being Earnest.
The Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on a train.”
Miss Prism: “You must put away your diary, Cecily. I really don’t see why you should keep a diary at all.”
Miss Cecily Cardew: “I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life. If I didn’t write them down, I should probably forget all about them”
Miss Cecily Cardew: “I think your frankness does you great credit, Ernest. If you will allow me, I will copy your remarks into my diary.” [Goes over to table and begins writing in diary.]
Mr. Algernon Moncreiff: “Do you really keep a diary? I’d give anything to look at it. May I?”
Miss Cecily Cardew: “Oh no.” [Puts her hand over it.] “You see, it is simply a very young girl’s record of her own thoughts and impressions, and consequently meant for publication. When it appears in volume form I hope you will order a copy.”