John Osborne Quotes
Let me know where you're working tomorrow night and I'll come and see you.
The Entertainer (1957). This line appears on Osborne's gravestone.
I'm dead behind these eyes. I'm dead, just like the whole inert, shoddy lot out there. It doesn't matter because I don't feel a thing, and neither do they.
The Entertainer (1957)
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
Quoted in Time magazine, October 31, 1977
This is a letter of hate. It is for you my countrymen, I mean those men of my country who have defiled it. The men with manic fingers leading the sightless, feeble, betrayed body of my country to its death.
A Letter To My Fellow Countrymen, Tribune, August 18, 1961.