English dramatist, playwright.
He wrote plays "The Lady's Not for Burning," 1949 and "Venus Observed," 1950.
In my plays I want to look at life at the commonplace of existence as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement. . . says heaven and earth in one word. . . speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time.
What after all Is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.
Published Sources for
the above Quotations:
In "Time," 20 Nov 50
Time (New York, 20 Nov. 1950).
In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.