Oscar Wilde quote about men from The Picture of Dorian Gray - Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
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Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). copy citation

Context

“"Never marry a woman with straw-coloured hair, Dorian," he said after a few puffs.
"Why, Harry?"
"Because they are so sentimental."
"But I like sentimental people."
"Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed."
"I don't think I am likely to marry, Harry. I am too much in love. That is one of your aphorisms. I am putting it into practice, as I do everything that you say."
"Who are you in love with?" asked Lord Henry after a pause.” source

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