Dennis Potter Quotes


31 Dennis Potter quotes:



"Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word."
"Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art."
"People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses."
"Television's Mr. Filth: that's me."
"The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood."
"I believe everybody is responsible for what they do themselves."
"Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality."
"That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness."
"The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in."
"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."
"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."
"It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions."
"The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one's own imagination."
"There's no end to the inventiveness of critics, I tell you. Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse into their analysis of work."
"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."
"Everything we do has consequences."
"You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself."



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