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John Osborne Quotes

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'Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.'

'Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them, are mortal and not divine. We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.'

'I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don't walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.'

'In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.'

'It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly.'

'It is easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.'

'It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire. Indeed it will in a dull man'

'There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.'

'I never had lunch in Brighton without wanting to take a woman to bed in the afternoon'

'Royalty is the gold teeth in a mouth full of decay'

Born in Fulham, London
Died in Clun, Shropshire
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Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love. - Lord Byron
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