The best Quotes by John Osborne

The best Quotes by John Osborne

John James Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter and actor known for writing prose that criticized established social and political norms. Look Back in Anger (1956) is his best known work. Osborne was one of the first writers to address Britain's purpose in the post-imperial age.

I suppose people of our generation aren't able to die for good causes any longer. We had all that done for us, in the thirties and the forties, when we were still kids. There aren't any good, brave causes left.
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Alison: "I don't think I want anything more to do with love. Any more. I can't take it on."
Cliff: "You're too young to start giving up. Too young, and too lovely."
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You're hurt because everything is changed. Jimmy is hurt because everything is the same. And neither of you can face it. Something's gone wrong somewhere, hasn't it?
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I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don't walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage.
It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly.
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There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
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London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
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Without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation.
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
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It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up!
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There's winning and there's losing - and in life both will happen. What is never acceptable to me is quitting.
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If my critics saw me walking on water, they would say it's because I can't swim.
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You have to still be able to take criticism, but you have to take it from people who know you.
To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!
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Everything's better with some wine in the belly.
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Success is all about having the confidence to shoot for something even if it seems impossible.
The secret behind success isn't as much of a secret as people think. It's pretty simple. It's working as hard as you can to accomplish what you want.
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