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Terence Rattigan (1911 – 1977)


English dramatist and screenwriter.
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Terence Rattigan
Let us invent a character, a nice respectable, middle-class, middle-aged, maiden lady, with time on her hands and the money to help her pass it. She enjoys pictures, books, music, and the theatre and though to none of these arts (or rather, for consistency's sake, to none of these three arts and the one craft) does she bring much knowledge or discernment, at least, as she is apt to tell her cronies, she "does know what she likes". Let us call her Aunt Edna.
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A novelist may lose his readers for a few pages; a playwright never dares lose his audience for a minute.
Rattigan
Kenneth: If you’re so hot, you'd better tell me how to say she has ideas above her station.
Brian: Oh, yes, I forgot. It's fairly easy, old boy. Elle a des idées au-dessus de sa gare.




Rattigan Terence quotes
When you're between any kind of devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea sometimes looks very inviting.
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Do you know what le vice Anglais – the English vice – really is? Not flagellation, not pederasty – whatever the French believe it to be. It's our refusal to admit to our emotions. We think they demean us, I suppose.
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