Jerome Lawrence





Jerome Lawrence

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born
in Cleveland, OH, The United States
July 14, 1915

died
February 29, 2004

gender
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Average rating: 3.92 · 12,220 ratings · 552 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Inherit the Wind
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 10,725 ratings — published 1955 — 22 editions
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The Night Thoreau Spent in ...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,187 ratings — published 1971 — 13 editions
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Auntie Mame
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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ميراث الريح
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1958
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First Monday in October: A ...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1979
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Actor: The Life and Times o...
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Jabberwock
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1972
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Incomparable Max
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A Golden Circle
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1993
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Live Spelled Backwards
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More books by Jerome Lawrence…
“Can't you understand? That if you take a law like evolution and you make it a crime to teach it in the public schools, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools? And tomorrow you may make it a crime to read about it. And soon you may ban books and newspapers. And then you may turn Catholic against Protestant, and Protestant against Protestant, and try to foist your own religion upon the mind of man. If you can do one, you can do the other. Because fanaticism and ignorance is forever busy, and needs feeding. And soon, your Honor, with banners flying and with drums beating we'll be marching backward, BACKWARD, through the glorious ages of that Sixteenth Century when bigots burned the man who dared bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind

-Henry Drummond, a character in Inherit The Wind”
Jerome Lawrence

“All motion is relative. Maybe it's you who've moved away by standing still.”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

“An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.”
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind

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