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Oliver Godsmith
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting;T'was only that when he was off he was acting.
Notes: on David Garrick, from Retaliation

Denis Healey
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.

George Bernard Shaw
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

The shovels haven't arrived, and until they do, you'll have to lean on each other.
Notes: Notice on a Cork building site:

Brendan Behan
I was court-martialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Oscar Wilde
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.

Richard Harris
I often sit back and think, I wish I'd done that and find out later that I already have.
Notes: in reference to what happens when he drank

George Bernard Shaw
I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation.

Oscar Wilde
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.

Brendan Behan
Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in.

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