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“I'm not sayin' she's a bragger, but if you've been to Paradise, she's got a season ticket.”
Willy Russell, Shirley Valentine
“One of the few certainties in life is that persons of certainty should certainly be avoided.”
Willy Russell, The Wrong Boy
“She divorced her husband, y' know. I never knew him, it was before I met Jane. Apparently she came back from work one mornin' an' found her husband in bed with the milkman. With the milkman, honest to God. Well, apparently, from that day forward Jane was a feminist. An' I've noticed, she never takes milk in her tea.”
Willy Russell, Shirley Valentine
“FRANK: Do you know Yeats?
RITA: The wine lodge?
FRANK: No, WB Yeats, the poet.
RITA: No.
FRANK: Well, in his poem 'The Wild Swans At Coole',Yeats rhymes the word "swan" with the word "stone". You see? That's an example of assonance.
RITA: Yeah, means getting the rhyme wrong.”
Willy Russell, Educating Rita
“Marriage is like the Middle East, isn't it? There's no solution.”
Willy Russell, Shirley Valentine
“Într-o noapte m-am întors acasă, şi Trish, care credeam că-i atât de echilibrată emoţional, tocmai încercase să se spânzure. Magic, nu? Şi-a pierdut jumătate din viaţă mâncând produse dietetice să nu-şi strice ficatul, iar cealalaltă jumătate încercând să se sinucidă.”
Willy Russell, Educating Rita
“I've allowed myself to lead this little life, when inside me there was so much more.”
Willy Russell, Shirley Valentine


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