Seán O’Casey was born 30 March 1880, and died 18 September 1964
- All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
- When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.
- Laughter is wine for the soul-laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness-the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.
- Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea; you cannot put an idea up against the barrack-square wall and riddle it with bullets; you cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell your slaves could ever build.
- Money does not make you happy but it quiets the nerves.
- The artist’s life is to be where life is, active life, found in neither ivory tower nor concrete shelter; he must be out listening to everything, looking at everything, and thinking it all out afterwards.
- Politics has slain its thousands, but religion has slain its ten thousands.
- There’s nothing so passionate as a vested interest disguised as an intellectual conviction.
Seán O’Casey was an Irish dramatist and memoirist. He wrote a series of autobiographies about life in the slums of Dublin. The titles of his plays include The Shadow of a Gunman and The Plough and the Stars.
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