“Do not think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone; and God is alone; and what is my loneliness before the loneliness of my country and my God? I see now that the loneliness of God is His strength: what would He be if He listened to your jealous little counsels? Well, my loneliness shall be my strength too; it is better to be alone with God; His friendship will not fail me, nor His counsel, nor His love. In His strength I will dare, and dare, and dare, until I die.”—Anglo-Irish playwright (and Nobel Literature laureate) George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Saint Joan (1920)
The image accompanying this post shows Canadian actress Genevieve Bujold in the title role of Saint Joan, in the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV production from 1967.
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