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Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
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Go on - but don't think you can kill my confidence. I've had experts doing it for years.
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Heaven be thanked, we live in such an age when no man dies for love except upon the stage.
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Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.
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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.
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I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don't walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong.
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In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.
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It is easy to answer the ultimate questions - it saves you bothering with the immediate ones.
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It is not true that drink changes a man's character. It may reveal it more clearly.
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It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire. Indeed it will in a dull man.
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The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex.
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There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.
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They spend their time looking forward to the past.
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We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a check every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.
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What are we hoping to get out of it, what's it all in aid of - is it really just for the sake of a gloved hand waving at you from a golden coach?
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Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week's. Different books same reviews.
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