Quotations From RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN


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  • My valour is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Acres, in The Rivals, act 5, sc. 2 (1775).
  • Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Acres, in The Rivals, act 2, sc. 1.
  • An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Careless, in The School for Scandal, act 4, sc. 1, l. 91 (1777). Describing the portrait of Sir Oliver Surface.
  • When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Faulkland, in The Rivals, act 2, sc. 1.

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  • Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Isaac Mendoza, in The Duenna, act 2, sc. 4, l. 62-3 (1775).
  • Illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory.... There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed—and I thought it my duty to do so.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Mrs. Malaprop, in The Rivals, act 1, sc. 2 (1775). The first appearance of Mrs. Malaprop in the play, which is peppered with her "malapropisms." Her name is from the French, mal à propos, or "inappropriate."

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  • 'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Mrs. Malaprop, in The Rivals, act 1, sc. 2 (1775).
  • He is the very pineapple of politeness!
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Mrs. Malaprop, in The Rivals, act 3, sc. 3 (1775). Referring to Captain Absolute; the word intended in the "malapropism" is pinnacle.
  • The Right Honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Quoted in Memoirs of the Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, vol. 2, Thomas Moore (1825). Reply to Dundas.

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  • There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Mrs. Malaprop, in The Rivals, act 1, sc. 2.
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