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Oscar Wilde’s wittiest quotes on love and marriage in his birthday week

books Updated: Nov 12, 2016 18:37 IST
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Wilde’s 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 was his birthday on October 16 and we put together some of Wilde’s most pithy observations about love and marriage from his fiction:

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