Literary Birthday – 10 June – Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan was born 10 June 1911 and died 30 November 1977.


  1. A playwright must be his own audience. A novelist may lose his readers for a few pages; a playwright never dares lose his audience for a minute.
  2. To see yourself as the world sees you may be very brave, but it can also be very foolish.
  3. But the world is a dark enough place for even a little flicker to be welcome.
  4. I will not insult you by trying to tell you that one day you will forget. I know as well as you that you will not. But, at least, in time you will not remember as fiercely as you do now – and I pray that that time may be soon.
  5. To face life without hope can mean to live without despair.

Terence Rattigan was a British dramatist. He was one of England’s most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. He wrote plays like The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, and The Deep Blue Sea.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 10th June 2018