Dennis Potter Quotes


31 Dennis Potter quotes:



"A bad act done will fester and create in its own way. It's not only goodness that creates. Bad things create. They have their own yeast."
"As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism."
"As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous."
"Children are very cruel, yes. Of course. Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures."
"Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty."
"Everything we do has consequences."
"God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names."
"I believe everybody is responsible for what they do themselves."
"I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself."
"I have been aware, from the age of 6, that I had talent."
"I think childhood is to everyone a lost land."
"I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it."
"Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word."
"It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions."
"Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art."
"Metaphor is embodied in language."
"People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses."
"Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality."
"Television's Mr. Filth: that's me."
"That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness."



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