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February 14, 2016

Quotations by Eugene O’Neill


EUGENE O'NEILL (1888-1953), AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT


There is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again, now.
~ Eugene O’Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.
~ Eugene O’Neill, The Great God Brown

Happiness hates the timid! So does science!
~ Eugene O’Neill, Strange Interlude

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
~ Eugene O’Neill, More Stately Mansions

But land is land, and it's safer than the stocks and bonds of Wall Street swindlers.
~ Eugene O’Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night

When men make gods, there is no God!
~ Eugene O’Neill, Lazarus Laughed

You seem to be going in for sincerity today. It isn't becoming to you, really -- except as an obvious pose. Be as artificial as you are, I advise. There's a sort of sincerity in that, you know. And, after all, you must confess you like that better.
~ Eugene O’Neill, The Hairy Ape

To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It's irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.
~ Eugene O’Neill, The Iceman Cometh

Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
~ Eugene O’Neill, Lazarus Laughed

It's queer they'd be allowin' the sick ones to read books when I'll bet it's the same lazy readin' in the house bought the half of them down with the consumption itself.
~ Eugene O’Neill, Carmody

The past is the present, isn't it? It's the future too.
~ Eugene O’Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night

One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
~ Eugene O’Neill, Marco Millions

It kills the pain. You go back until at last you are beyond its reach. Only the past when you were happy is real.
~ Eugene O’Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night           

Strange interlude! Yes, our lives are merely strange dark interludes in the electrical display of God the Father!
~ Eugene O’Neill, Strange Interlude

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