Prince of Paradox

Marriage is a duel to the death, which no man of honour should decline.

In the 15th century men cross-examined and tormented a man because he preached some immoral attitude; in the 19th century we feted and flattered Oscar Wilde because he preached such an attitude, and then broke his heart in penal servitude because he carried it out.

It is the most sincere compliment to an author to misquote him.

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