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Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed. Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Ray41
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 1:01:58 AM

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Think If a curious woman married a tired man, then, obviously, they both would be disappointed.Whistle
Tovarish
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 1:12:19 AM
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I thought women were supposed to say they were tired?
Alexander Lo
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 2:30:50 AM

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That's his opinion. Quite outdated. Men get tire after marry.
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:04:53 AM

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Men marry because they are tired and have problems with their too much used hands. But after getting married they are even more tired!
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:17:41 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


How can a dead man make me laugh? Hahahahahahaaaa!

*Love & peace.*
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:18:48 AM

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Tovarish wrote:
I thought women were supposed to say they were tired?


Yes, but AFTER they got married.
CheVegas ☁️ ✈ ☁️
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:24:32 AM

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Oscar the grouch...I love it!

Another classic: “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” ― Albert Einstein
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:26:09 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


And so we continue on our blissful journey through life--disillusioned from beginning to end. How sad! Boo hoo!
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if you have high expectations and think too much of yourself you will definitely be disappointed, but in giving you will receive and understand love between a husband and his beloved wife. So sad that Oscar Wilde was disallusioned
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Dameon how about some info on some really courageous hero's, good men, who showed compassion and kindness and changed the world as we know it, for example George Whitefield or the man who got slavery abolished and brought into being the spca animal anticruelty
there are so many incredible men who showed great feats of perseverance and bravery
Momsey
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 4:18:05 AM
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Oscar Wilde never got married, did he. And even if he did, he would definitely have been disappointed, and his poor wife even more so!
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Daemon wrote:
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


A somewhat dismal and dreary outlook on life I would say? Perchance love enters into the picture of marriage at some point? And what about faithfulness, like, admiration and a strong desire to be with a good friend for life? Would that too not be worthy of the word marriage?

It would seem that someone of noteworthy status in life should be more in tune with reality. Obviously Mr. Wilde was not!
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How does such an obviously intelligent man say something so off the mark?
AndersonBR
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Nowadays, men and women both get tired after the marriage. It's not a question of gender anymore.
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Who knows, maybe disappointment is the only hurdle between us and happiness. At least for some it's workable even in a marriage.
Debmalya Jash
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:59:12 AM
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Not disappointed. Marriages keep them appointed.
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 10:16:48 AM

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He married to Constance Lloyd (Don´t know if that satisfied her curiosity, but certainly she was disappointed). :/
capitán
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 10:48:47 AM

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Reminds me of

“Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
Miriam...
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:16:42 AM

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Though I think one should strive to keep alive the romance and courtship within one's marriage, as time goes on, I truly believe relationships inevitable must be able to exist within the context of everyday life if they are to survive. One cannot stay 'forever young' in that almost surreal time in one's life. And those that try seem-- to me--to be silly, stupid and even grotesque aberrations of the aging 'playboy', or the woman who still thinks she is the bella of the ball still playing the role of the 'femme fatale'.

One has children, job pressures, money problems, health issues, etc.--all these things take a toll on one's being. I can understand why one or both people might feel 'tired' in a relationship. In fact, I think it's normal.

I personally don't think that sex alone is the only thing that keeps a marriage alive and fulfilling. There are a lot of things that people do and what they become to each other that profoundly effect how one feels toward their husband or wife which stokes the fire of desire for each other.
capitán
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Miriam... wrote:
Though I think one should strive to keep alive the romance and courtship within one's marriage, as time goes on, I truly believe relationships inevitable must be able to exist within the context of everyday life if they are to survive. One cannot stay 'forever young' in that almost surreal time in one's life. And those that try seem-- to me--to be silly, stupid and even grotesque aberrations of the aging 'playboy', or the woman who still thinks she is the bella of the ball still playing the role of the 'femme fatale'.

One has children, job pressures, money problems, health issues, etc.--all these things take a toll on one's being. I can understand why one or both people might feel 'tired' in a relationship. In fact, I think it's normal.

I personally don't think that sex alone is the only thing that keeps a marriage alive and fulfilling. There are a lot of things that people do and what they become to each other that profoundly effect how one feels toward their husband or wife which stokes the fire of desire for each other.

---

Well, it is Dorian Gray we are talking about, after all.
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I can't grasp why this man continues to be quoted. In a world in such dire need of promise; of hope; of romance in love, let us decide to seek quotes that evoke those feelings. Why not? We have everything to gain and nothing to lose but gloom.
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Daemon wrote:
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Spoken by Lord Henry to Dorian Gray as the latter, the pupil, is avidly breathing in every word of the tutor soon to be surpassed in wickedness.
Wilde does not necessarily hold all views of his characters true, and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is full of sarcastic wit to the tragic end of the novel.

On the other hand, Wilde was in the habit of disparaging all sacred in the 19th Century society, inter alia the institution of marriage.
In this quote Oscar Wilde speaks for himself of his odd reasons for a desirable marriage:

""The three women I have most admired are Queen Victoria, Sarah Bernhardt, and Lillie Langtry. The first had great dignity, the second a lovely voice, and the third a perfect figure; I would have married any one of them with the greatest pleasure."" Courtesy of http://www.quotesandsayings.com/quotes/oscar-wilde/
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Literally Literate wrote:
I can't grasp why this man continues to be quoted. In a world in such dire need of promise; of hope; of romance in love, let us decide to seek quotes that evoke those feelings. Why not? We have everything to gain and nothing to lose but gloom.


It are merely quotes from theatre pieces, so relax: it's just drama with a spoonful of witty humor, for the amateurs of his style of course.
Nish
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I like what you posted - Capitan

“Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

For me love is love and marriage is marriage. Oh now it sounds more complicated lol
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Very cynical by Oscar Wilde who described cynics thus: "Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing." Hmm Whistle
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"Men marry because they love having a girlfriend and want more of the "girlfriend thing." Women marry because they despise being in the girlfriend role and can't wait for it to end. Both are disappointed."

~Yours truly... with the last sentence attributed to Oscar Wilde.
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I will continue!

Men marry women because the "women" are tired!!
Women marry men because the "men" are curious!!!!

Since the "men" never figured out why the women are always, "tired,"
Women are disappointed.
Since the "women" never figured out why the men are, "curious,"
the men are disappointed.
:D
Tovarish
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:19:43 PM
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I thought Oscar batted for the other side?
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:47:01 PM

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What a bunch of nonsense. People get married for different reasons. Just because you marry someone does not mean doom.

Various are the reasons that we shall marry. May the reasons that we have, unite us as one. GW
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 10:13:09 PM
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Tovarish wrote:
I thought Oscar batted for the other side?


He probably "batted" for both sides drifting in and out. But as far as marriage was concerned he could only take swipes at the (then) traditional one.Think
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Not that I have any personal experience with it but I thought the headache was the standard line.

Mr. Wilde, brilliant, but wrong on this one.
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Men or women marry for the comforts but strangely feel more discomfort after that!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:20:42 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Men marry when they finally believe that it's OK to make mistakes; women on the other hand, when they believe to know how to deal with the outcome.

Both may be wishfully thinking.


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