Quotation by Sean O'Casey

The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it's roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.
Sean O'Casey (1884–1964), Irish dramatist. "And Evening Star," vol. 6, Sunset and Evening Star (1954).

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