An Inspector Calls

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Key Quotes; Mr Birling
'I speak as a hard-headed business man'
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Key Quotes; MrBirling
'a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own'
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Key Quotes; Mrs Birling
'men with important work to do sometimes have to spend nearly all their time and energy on their business'
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Key Quotes; Gerald
'you seem to be a nice well-behaved family'
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Key Quotes; Inspector
'But after all it's better to ask for the earth than to take it'
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Key Quotes; Sheila
'What do you mean by saying that? You talk as if we were responsible-'
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Key Quotes; Inspector
'A nice little promising life there, and a nasty mess somebody's made of it'
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Key Quotes; Inspector
'You see, we have to share something. If there's nothing else, we'll have to share our guilt'
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Key Quotes; Gerald
'She looked young and fresh and charming and altogether out of place down there'
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Key Quotes; Mrs Birling
'Unlike the other three, i did nothing i'm ashamed of or that won't bear investigation'
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Key Quotes; Eric
'In a way, she treated me- as if i were a kid'
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Key Quotes; Eric
'I wasn't in love with her or anything- but i liked her- she was pretty and a good sport-'
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Key Quotes; Inspector
'One Eva Smith has gone- but there are millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us'
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Key Quotes; Inspector
'the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish'
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Key Quotes; Eric
'You're beginning to pretend now that nothing's really happened at all. And i can't see it like that'
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'a man has to mind his own business and look after himself and his own'

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Key Quotes; MrBirling

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'men with important work to do sometimes have to spend nearly all their time and energy on their business'

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'you seem to be a nice well-behaved family'

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Card 5

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'But after all it's better to ask for the earth than to take it'

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