John Vanbrugh


John Vanbrugh Quotes

  • ''You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so.''
    John Vanbrugh (1663-1726), British playwright, architect. repr. In The Plays of Sir John Vanbrugh, ed. W.C. Ward (1893). Berinthia, in The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger, act 3, sc. 2 (1708).
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  • ''I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray heaven it end as the first did tho', that we may both grow weary at a time; for 'tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.''
    John Vanbrugh (1663-1726), British playwright. Berinthia, in The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger, act 3, sc. 2 (1708).

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