“But don't you think one can be happy when one is married?
Lord Illingworth. Perfectly happy. But the happiness of a married man, my dear Gerald, depends on the people he has not married.
Gerald. But if one is in love?
Lord Illingworth. One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Gerald. Love is a very wonderful thing, isn't it?
Lord Illingworth. When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself. And one ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”