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James Agate Quotes

9 James Agate quotes:

"Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If, however, you force him to look into it, he'll at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be."
Author: Agate Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"Intelligence: I was asked tonight why I refuse to have truck with intellectuals after business hours. But of course I won t. 1. I am not an intellectual. Two minutes talk with Aldous Huxley, William Glock, or any of the New Statesman crowd would expose me utterly. 2. I am too tired after my day's work to man the intellectual palisade. 3. When my work is finished I want to eat, drink, smoke, and relax. 4. I don't know very much, but what I do know I know better than anybody, and I don't want to argue about it. I know what I think about an actor or an actress, and am not interested in what anybody else thinks. My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made."
"Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act."
"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."
"My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made."
"Shaw's plays are the price we pay for Shaw's prefaces."
"The worst of failure of this kind is that it spoils the market for more competent performers."
Author: Agate Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"Don't pity me now, don't pity me never; I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever."
Author: Agate Quotes Category: American Musician Quotes Pity Quotes
"My mind is not a bed to be made and remade."
Author: Agate Quotes Category: Bed Quotes

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