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)
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)

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

Some of Wilde’s most pithy observations about love and marriage from his fiction
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2016 06:37 PM IST

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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