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Happy birthday Oscar Wilde: Here are his wittiest quotes on love and marriage

Some of Wilde’s most pithy observations about love and marriage from his fiction.

books Updated: Oct 17, 2017 09:04 IST
Oscar Wilde’s marriage was based on genuine affection and his wife, Constance Llyod, supported him till his tragic end (he died a destitute in exile after serving a two-year prison term for being gay).
Oscar Wilde’s marriage was based on genuine affection and his wife, Constance Llyod, supported him till his tragic end (he died a destitute in exile after serving a two-year prison term for being gay).(Shutterstock)

Irish playwright and author Oscar Wilde is famous for his satiric epigrams, especially on marriage. His own — though throughly tested by his bisexuality and extramarital affairs — was based on genuine affection and his wife, Constance Llyod, supported him till his tragic end (he died a destitute in exile after serving a two-year prison term for being gay). It is Oscar Wilde’s birthday on October 16 and we’ve put together some of his most pithy observations about love and marriage from his fiction: