Eric Birling Quotes


‘I don’t know – really. Suddenly I felt I just had to laugh.’  P3

‘He could have kept her on instead of throwing her out. I call it tough luck.’ P15

‘Why shouldn’t they try for higher wages? We try for try highest possible prices. And I don’t see why she should have been sacked just because she’d a bit more spirit than the others. You said yourself she was a good worker. I’d have let her stay.’ P16

(suddenly bursting out): ‘Look here, I’ve had enough of this.’ P22

(uneasily): ‘I’m sorry – but you see – we were having a little party – and I’ve had a few drinks, including rather a lot of champagne – and I’ve got a headache – and as I’m only in the way here – I think I’d better turn in.’ P22

(bitterly) ‘You haven’t made it any easier for me, have you. Mother?’ P50

‘You told her. Why, you little sneak!’ P50

‘I was in that state when a chap easily turns nasty.’ P52

‘And I didn’t even remember – that’s the hellish thing. Oh – my God! – how stupid it all is!’ P52

‘Because you’re not the kind of father a chap could go


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