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Born: 1929-12-12
Profession: Playwright
Nation: English
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Go on - but don't think you can kill my confidence. I've had experts doing it for years.

Tags: Confidence, Experts

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

Tags: Best, Love, Tea

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

Tags: Architecture, Hard, Old

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

Tags: Age, Heaven, Love

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.

Tags: God, May, Whatever

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

Tags: Shock, Walk, Wrong

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

Tags: Answer, Easy, Questions

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

Tags: Character, May, True

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

Tags: Desire, Indeed, Wine

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

Tags: Failure, Success, Waiting

They spend their time looking forward to the past.

Tags: Forward, Past, Time

Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week's. Different books same reviews.

Tags: Book, Sunday, Why

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.

Tags: Alone, God, Rock

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.

Tags: Sacrifice, Sex, Time