Alan Bennett Quotes


22 Alan Bennett quotes:



"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
"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've never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none."
"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."
"Life is generally something that happens elsewhere."
"Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching."
"I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out."
"Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key."
"My films are about embarrassment."
"Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore."
"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules."
"Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?"
"We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off."
"I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control."
"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
"Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception."
"He's so eccentric -- physically, and he's so funny."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"No mention of God. They keep Him up their sleeves for as long as they can, vicars do. They know it puts people off."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: God Quotes
"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



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