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I don't think this is true anymore....

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
-Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)

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mountainheather
Jan. 23rd, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
I would have to say I don't agree with this one. Though... I've gotta look enmity up.
mountainheather
Jan. 23rd, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
*either.
tenthz
Jan. 23rd, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
Since he coined it sometime between the 1850's and 1900, I can see why it doesn't really apply any more.
mountainheather
Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I suppose. But why would it have changed?
tenthz
Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Times change. Men and women relate differently now. They work in the same place. They are expected to have relationship other than romantic ones. It's natural that as gender expectations evolve, so will the relationships between said genders.
randomx
Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Are you implying it is unacceptable to love your friends? Or the rest of mankind?

He wrote 'love' but it doesn't necessarily mean in a romantic sense. I think that as a friendship evolves, it turns into love. The kind of love may differ from a romantic love of a spouse or significant other, but it's love just the same.
tenthz
Jan. 23rd, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Nope. Didn't mean to imply that at all.
quilynn
Jan. 23rd, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, he didn't write love. He wrote friendship.

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
quilynn
Jan. 23rd, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, right... so he did write love... but he wrote that as something that men and women *could* have, and the overall quote was about friendship, not love, which is what I meant.
randomx
Jan. 23rd, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
point. game and match.
I'll take a seat :-p
I need to sleep more.
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