by George Bernard Shaw
Saint Joan Quotes
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STEWARD: "Oh, sir, you know you are a greater man here than the king himself." (1.13)
ROBERT: " Miracles are all right, Polly. The only difficulty about them is that they don't happen nowadays." (1.92)
Women and Femininity Quotes
STEWARD: [whispering] "She wants to go and be a soldier herself. She wants you to give her soldier's clothes. Armor, sir! And a sword!" (1.49)
Society and Class Quotes
JOAN: "Captain: you are to give me a horse and armor and some soldiers, and send me to the Dauphin." (1.50)
Versions of Reality Quotes
JOAN: "The blessed saints Catherine and Margaret, […] speak to me every day." (1.72)
JOAN: "Our soldiers are always beaten because they are fighting only to save their skins; […] it is not kill or be killed with them, but pay or be paid." (1.165)
THE ARCHBISHOP: "You have stained yourself with the sin of pride. The old Greek tragedy is rising among us. It is the chastisement of hubris." (5.61)
STEWARD: "She puts courage into us. She really doesn't seem to be afraid of anything." (1.41)
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