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John Osborne Quotes

"Asking a working writer what he feels about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs."

"The British public has always had an unerring taste for ungifted amateurs."

"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."

"What are we hoping to get out of it, what's it all in aid of - is it really just for the sake of a gloved hand waving at you from a golden coach?"

"The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex."

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

"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."

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