Cecily Cardew
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Cecily Cardew (Character)
from The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Miss Prism: Do you mind if I take your picture?
Cecily: No, I often like to be looked at.

Cecily: You must not laugh at me, darling, but it has always been a girlish dream of mine to love a man named Ernest.

Algy: Do you mean you couldn't love me if I had a different name?
Cecily: But what name?
Algy: Well... Algy, for instance.
Cecily: I might respect you, Earnest, I might admire your character, but I feel that I could never give you my undivided attention.

Gwendolyn: Let us preserve a dignified silence.
Cecily: Certainly. It is the only thing to do now.
[Jack and Algernon begin serenading them]
Gwendolyn: This dignified silence seems to produce an unpleasant effect.

Cecily: What a charming boy, I like his hair so much!

Cecily, Gwendolyn: [speaking together] Your Christian names are still an insuperable barrier! That is all.

Algy: I don't seem to care about anything anymore... I only care for you. I love you Cecily. Will you marry me?
Cecily: Why, of course! We've been engaged for the past 3 months!
Algy: ...3 months?


The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Cecily Cardew: When I see a spade I call it a spade.
Gwendolyn Fairfax: I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade.

Algernon Moncrieff: Oh! I am not really wicked at all, cousin Cecily. You mustn't think that I am wicked.
Cecily Cardew: If you are not, then you have certainly have been deceiving us all in a very inexcusable manner. I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.