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Born in December 12, 1929 / Died in December 24, 1994 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by John Osborne

It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly.
Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don't walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
Go on - but don't think you can kill my confidence. I've had experts doing it for years.
Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage.
In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.
There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.
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.
They spend their time looking forward to the past.
Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week's. Different books same reviews.
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.
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.