John Osborne

(Landsdown Grange Farm, Weston, Bath)

John Osborne Quotes

  • ''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.''
    John Osborne (1929-1994), British playwright, screenwriter. The narrator (Michael MacLiammoir), Tom Jones, as Tom Jones (Albert Finney) and Mrs. Waters (Joyce Redman) are about to begin a lascivious meal (1963).
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  • ''Damn you, England. You're rotting now, and quite soon you'll disappear. My hate will outrun you yet if only for a few seconds. I wish it could be eternal.''
    John Osborne (b. 1929), British playwright. Letter, August 1961, to the left-wing Tribune.
  • ''I wish you'd stop yelling, I can't hear myself shout.''
    John Osborne (1929-1994), British screenwriter, and Tony Richardson. Archie Rice (Laurence Olivier), The Entertainer, during a family squabble (1960).

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Best Poem of John Osborne

Flowere In God's Garden

We all are flowres in God's Garden
Each bearing a differing bloom,
We are only here for a season
And autumn oft cometh too soon.

Each of us has the potential
To be the loveliest of flowers,
To add charm and grace to the Garden
The choice quite simply is ours.

We may bring some joy to a life that is sad
Just through a word that is spoken
We may bring some peace to a troubled mind
Or hope to a heart that is broken.

For every flower has something to give
Or it maybe just something to share,
it may not be much, but may mean a ...

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My Father

My father lived a simple life
But he was a man apart
With gentle ways and humble mind
And an understanding heart

He loved and cared for people
Helping those in need.
He strove to make folk happy
For kindness was his creed.

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