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John Osborne Quotes

You see I learnt at an early age what it was to be angry - angry and helpless. And I can never forget it. I knew more about - love ... betrayal ... and death, when I was ten years old than you will probably ever know in your life.
— John Osborne —

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
[Time Magazine, October 31, 1977]

— John Osborne

To be as vehement as he is is to be almost non-committal.

— John Osborne

Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.

— John Osborne

Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage.

— John Osborne

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

— John Osborne

We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a check every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.

— John Osborne

George Bernard Shaw writes like a Pakistani who has learned English when he was twelve years old in order to become an accountant.

— John Osborne

The schoolteacher is certainly underpaid as a childminder, but ludicrously overpaid as an educator.

— John Osborne

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