Quotation by Sean O'Casey

If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realise that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
Sean O'Casey (1884–1964), Irish dramatist. "In New York Now," Rose And Crown (1952).

Of the so-called "ugliness under the skin ... the functioning flesh, blood, bone, muscle," from the fifth volume of O'Casey's autobiography.
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