Pádraig Ó Tuama 23 March 2014 blog, quotes Metaphysical Speculations Pádraig Ó Tuama 23 March 2014 blog, quotes You really love me, Gwendolen? — Jack Passionately! — Gwendolen Darling! You don’t know how happy you’ve made me. — Jack My own Earnest! — Gwendolen But you don’t really mean to say that you couldn’t love me if my name wasn’t Ernest? — Jack But your name is Ernest. — Gwendolen Yes, I know it is. But supposing it was something else? Do you mean to say you couldn’t love me then? — Jack Ah! that is clearly a metaphysical speculation, and like most metaphysical speculations has very little reference at all to the actual facts of real life, as we know them. — Gwendolen The Importance of Being Earnest, Act 1. Oscar Wilde. 1895.