Alan Bennett Quotes

Quotes : 15

English

Life


We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.

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Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?

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We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.

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Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.

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My films are about embarrassment.

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Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.

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Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.

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I've never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none.

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I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.

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I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out.

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Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.

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Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.

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Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.

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If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.

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Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching.

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