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: Do you mind if I take your picture? Cecily
: No, I often like to be looked at.
: You must not laugh at me, darling, but it has always been a girlish dream of mine to love a man named Ernest.
: 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.
: Let us preserve a dignified silence. Cecily
: Certainly. It is the only thing to do now.
[Jack and Algernon begin serenading them
: This dignified silence seems to produce an unpleasant effect.
: What a charming boy, I like his hair so much!
: [speaking together
] Your Christian names are still an insuperable barrier! That is all.
: 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?
: When I see a spade I call it a spade. Gwendolyn Fairfax
: I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade.
: 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.