Quotations From SEAN O'CASEY


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  • There's no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.
    Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. Fluther Good, in The Plough and the Stars, act 1.
  • What time has been wasted during man's destiny in the struggle to decide what man's next world will be like! The keener the effort to find out, the less he knew about the present one he lived in.
    Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. "Shaw's Corner," vol. 6, Sunset and Evening Star (1954).

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  • Kind man, brave man, wise soul, indomitable spirit of the indomitable Irishry.
    Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. "Shaw's Corner," vol. 6, Sunset and Evening Star (1954). Written on the death of George Bernard Shaw.
  • Work! Labour the aspergas me of life; the one great sacrament of humanity from which all other things flow—security, leisure, joy, art, literature, even divinity itself.
    Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. "In New York Now," vol. 5, Rose And Crown (1952).

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  • As far as I can see, the Polis as Polis, in this city, is Null an' Void!
    Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. Mrs. Madigan, in Juno and the Paycock, act 3 (1924). Referring to Dublin during the Irish Civil War in 1922.

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  • Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
    Sean O'Casey (1884-1964), Irish dramatist. "Pennsylvanian Visit," vol. 5, Rose and Crown (1952).

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