Alan Bennett Quotes

22 Alan Bennett quotes:

"I've never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none."
"My films are about embarrassment."
"Last year we were more of a running team. This year we're more versatile."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Running Quotes
"We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off."
"He says some things which are taken as gospel, when they ought to be disputed. When he writes 'Courage is no good / It means not scaring others', you want to say that just isn't true. There is more to courage than that."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Life is generally something that happens elsewhere."
"Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching."
"I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control."
"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
"He's so eccentric -- physically, and he's so funny."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception."
"Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key."
"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."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: English Dramatist Quotes Memories Quotes
"I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out."
"This symposium will highlight the surprisingly diverse and positive role that cocoa can potentially play in improving public health and reinvigorating endangered tropical ecosystems. It also underscores the impact that collaborative efforts among public and private sector scientists can have in a relatively short time."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore."
"Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?"
"We have smaller defensive ends, but they're quick. They'll be OK. Everybody knows their job, and our defense is better this year. If we play better in the second half of the game this year, we'll do better."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have."
"If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging."

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