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1. "Dr Strauss said I had something that was very good. He said I had a good motor-vation. I never ever knew I had that. I felt proud when he said that not every body with an eye-q of 68 had that thing. I don't know what it is or where I got it but he said Algernon had it too. Algernons motor-vation is the cheese they put in his box. But it cant be that because I didnt eat any cheese last week."
Author: Daniel Keyes
2. "PS. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard."
Author: Daniel Keyes
3. "I put Algernon's body in a cheese box and buried him in the backyard. I cried."
Author: Daniel Keyes
4. "LADY BRACKNELLAlgernon is an extremely, I may almost say an ostentatiously, eligible young man. He has nothing, but he looks everything. What more can one desire?"
Author: Oscar Wilde
5. "LADY BRACKNELLI had some crumpets with Lady Harbury, who seems to me to be living entirely for pleasure now.ALGERNONI hear her hair has turned quite gold from grief."
Author: Oscar Wilde
6. "It is awfully hard work doing nothing. However, I don't mind hard work where there is no definite object of any kind. -Algernon"
Author: Oscar Wilde
7. "Untruthful! My nephew Algernon? Impossible! He is an Oxonian."
Author: Oscar Wilde
8. "Yes; poor Bunbury is a dreadful invalid.Well, I must say, Algernon, that I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die. This shillyshallying with the question is absurd."
Author: Oscar Wilde
9. "Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who can't get into it do that."
Author: Oscar Wilde
10. "JACK.I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can't go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.ALGERNON.We have.JACK.I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about?ALGERNON.The fools? Oh! about the clever people, of course.JACK.What fools!"
Author: Oscar Wilde
11. "Lady Bracknell. Good afternoon, dear Algernon, I hope you are behaving very well.Algernon. I'm feeling very well, Aunt Augusta.Lady Bracknell. That's not quite the same thing. In fact the two things rarely go together."
Author: Oscar Wilde
12. "JACKThat is nonsense. If I marry a charming girl like Gwendolen, and she is the only girl I ever saw in my life that I would marry, I certainly won't want to know Bunbury.ALGERNONThen your wife will. You don't seem to realize, that in married life three is company and two is none.JACKThat, my dear young friend, is the theory that the corrupt French Drama has been propounding for the last fifty years.ALGERNONYes; and that the happy English home has proved in half the time."
Author: Oscar Wilde
13. "JACKYour duty as a gentleman calls you back. ALGERNONMy duty as a gentleman has never interfered with my pleasures in the smallest degree."
Author: Oscar Wilde
14. "Nor had I any illusions about Algernon Charles Swinburne, who often used to stop my perambulator when he met it on Nurses' Walk, at the edge of Wimbledon Common, and pat me on the head and kiss me: he was an inveterate pram-stopper and patter and kisser."
Author: Robert Graves
15. "I felt like that character in Flowers for Algernon. Not Charlie, the lady teacher from the college who realizes, 'I've got to stop dry-humping this mentally challenged guy!"
Author: Tina Fey

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