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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1169
AUTHOR: Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
QUOTATION: Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.
ATTRIBUTION: OSCAR WILDE, A Woman of No Importance, act III, in The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, vol. 7, p. 263 (1923). Lord Illingworth is speaking.
SUBJECTS: Marriage