Oscar Wilde quote about boredom from Lady Windermere's Fan - My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.
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My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.
 Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan (1893). copy citation

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Author Oscar Wilde
Source Lady Windermere's Fan
Topic boredom gossip interest
Date 1893
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/790/790-h/790-h.htm

Context

“Oh! We all know what that is! Tuppy can't talk about anything but Mrs. Erlynne.
Lord Windermere. Well, that is no business of yours, is it, Cecil?
Cecil Graham. None! That is why it interests me. My own business always bores me to death. I prefer other people's.
Lord Darlington. Have something to drink, you fellows. Cecil, you'll have a whisky and soda?
Cecil Graham. Thanks. [Goes to table with Lord Darlington.] Mrs. Erlynne looked very handsome to-night, didn't she?” source

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