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Wilde (film) Quotes

Wilde (film) is a television show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Wilde ended its run in 1970.

It features Marc Samuelson as producer, Debbie Wiseman in charge of musical score, and Martin Fuhrer as head of cinematography.

Wilde (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Wilde (film) is 118 minutes long. Wilde (film) is distributed by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (UK).

The cast includes: Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde, Zoë Wanamaker as Ada, Judy Parfitt as Lady Mount-Temple, Jennifer Ehle as Constance Lloyd Wilde, Michael Sheen as Robbie Ross, Ioan Gruffudd as John Gray, and Orlando Bloom as Rentboy.

Wilde (film) Quotes

Ioan Gruffudd as John Gray

  • (Ioan Gruffudd) "I'm not good enough for him anymore. I'm just the son of a carpenter, while Bosie --"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Oscar's only ever been smitten before. He was smitten with me. He was smitten with you --"
  • (Ioan Gruffudd) "I wasn't smitten."
  • (Ioan Gruffudd) "I loved him."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Well, now he's fallen in love."
  • (Ioan Gruffudd) "I'm halfway to hellfire and I'm not joking."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Someone else was a carpenter's son."
  • (Michael Sheen) "I've given in and become a Catholic. I find Confession wonderfully consoling."
  • (Ioan Gruffudd) "I can't go to Confession when I want to kill Bosie -- and myself --"

Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde

  • (Stephen Fry) "What a wonderfully wicked life you lead, you boys."
  • (Stephen Fry) "In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants. The other is getting it."
  • (Stephen Fry) "I do believe in anything, provided it is incredible. That's why I intend to die a Catholic, though I never could live as one."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "Oscar, you must let me in the witness box. If the jury can only hear what I have to say --"
  • (Stephen Fry) "Bosie, darling boy, as soon as they see you in all your golden youth and me in all my corruption --"
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "You didn't corrupt me. I corrupted you, if anything."
  • (Stephen Fry) "That's not how it will seem."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "But I must have my say. It's outrageous. Everyone else has said everything, anything that came into his head. I'm the person all this is about. It's me my father wants to get at, not you. It's outrageous that I can't have my say."
  • (Stephen Fry) "It won't help, Bosie. It may actually make things worse."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "But my father will win. I can't endure my father winning."
  • (Stephen Fry) "You must go away, dear boy. I couldn't bear for them to arrest you."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "I can't bear what they're saying about you in court."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "Jesus Christ."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Goodbye Bosie, dear boy. Don't let anyone, anything, ever change your feeling for me, change your love."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "Oscar, never. They never will. I won't let them. I won't let them."
  • (Edward Carson) "In this poem by Lord Alfred Douglas, 'Two Loves', there is one love, true love, which, and I quote 'fills the hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame.' And there is another: 'I am the love that dare not speak its name.' Was that poem explained to you?"
  • (Stephen Fry) "I think it's clear."
  • (Edward Carson) "There's no question as to what it means?"
  • (Stephen Fry) "Most certainly not."
  • (Edward Carson) "So, is it not clear that the love describe relates to natural and unnatural love?"
  • (Stephen Fry) "No."
  • (Edward Carson) "Oh. Then what is 'the love that dare not speak its name?'"
  • (Stephen Fry) "'The love that dare not speak its name', in this century, is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Johnathan. Such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you may find in the sonnets of Michelangelo or Shakespeare. It is, in this century, misunderstood. So much misunderstood that it may be described as 'the love that dare not speak its name', and on account of it I am placed where I am now. It is beautiful. It is fine. It is the noblest form of affection. There is nothing unnatural about it. It is intellectual. And it repeatedly exists between an elder and a younger man when the elder has intellect and the younger man has all the joy, hope and glamour of life before him. That it should be so, the world does not understand. The world mocks at it and sometimes puts someone in the pillory for it."
  • (Marquess of Queensberry) "Where d'you stand on cremation?"
  • (Stephen Fry) "I'm not sure I have a position."
  • (Marquess of Queensberry) "I'm for it. I wrote a poem about it. 'When I am dead, cremate me.' That's how it starts. 'When -- I am dead -- cremate me'. Whaddya think of that for an opening line?"
  • (Stephen Fry) "It's -- challenging."
  • (Stephen Fry) "I feel like a city that's been under siege for twenty years, and suddenly the gates are thrown open."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "You look such an idiot lying there. Revolting. Have you forgotten how to wash?"
  • (Stephen Fry) "As a matter of fact, I'm dying for a glass of water."
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "Well, help yourself. You know where the jug is."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Bosie, darling --"
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "It stinks in here. You'll be wanting me to empty your chamber pot next."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Well, I emptied your chamber pot -- I looked after you --"
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "Well, I'm not looking after you. Not now. You don't interest me, not when you're ill. You're just a boring, middle-aged man with a blocked-up nose."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Bosie, dearest boy --"
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "SHUT UP. Dearest boy. Darling Bosie. It doesn't mean anything. You don't love me. The only person you've ever loved is yourself. You like me, you lust after me, you go about with me because I've got a title. That's all. You like to write about Dukes and Duchesses, but you know nothing about them. You're the biggest snob I've ever met, and you think you're so daring because you f*** the occasional boy."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Bosie, please -- You're killing me --"
  • (Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas) "You just about do when you're at your best. You're amusing, very amusing, but when you're not at your best, you're no one."
  • (Stephen Fry) "All I asked for was a glass of water --"
  • (Stephen Fry) "The love that dare not speak its name."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Robbie is Canadian. You can tell by his youth."
  • (Zoë Wanamaker) "Have you been brought to England to mature, Mr. Ross?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "That was the idea. But it doesn't seem to be working. I've lived here since I was three and you see the pitiful result."
  • (Stephen Fry) "Robbie comes from a long line of imperial governors. His grandfather was Prime Minister of Upper Canada. Or was it Lower Canada? The British take their class system wherever they go. They apply it even to continents."
  • (Zoë Wanamaker) "Are you planning to govern a continent?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Oh, no. I don't even plan to govern myself."

Judy Parfitt as Lady Mount-Temple

  • (Judy Parfitt) "Well, of course, there must be censorship or people would say what they meant, and then where should we be?"
  • (Judy Parfitt) "My dear Constance, the name of Wilde will be a word of execration for the next thousand years."

Jennifer Ehle as Constance Lloyd Wilde

  • (Jennifer Ehle) "If I'd only spoken up --"
  • (Michael Sheen) "It wouldn't have made any difference."
  • (Jennifer Ehle) "Perhaps not. But at least I wouldn't blame myself now."
  • (Jennifer Ehle) "People have never understood the courage he needed to be himself."

Orlando Bloom as Rentboy

  • (Orlando Bloom) "Looking for someone?"

Zoë Wanamaker as Ada

  • (Zoë Wanamaker) "You really must be careful, you're in great danger of becoming rich."

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