Arnold Bennett Quotes


38 Arnold Bennett quotes:



"The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is."
"Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life."
"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
"Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Moms Quotes
"The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him. He looks forward dully to the days of his holiday yet to pass, and wonders how he will dispose of them. He is disgusted because his money is not more, his command of the language so slight, and his capacity for enjoyment so limited."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Travel And Tourism Quotes Ecstasy Quotes
"Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world."
"A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected."
"Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened."
"It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality."
"Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity."
"If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living."
"The price of justice is eternal publicity."
"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
"A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it."
"We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful."
"Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true."
"There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
"Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Pessimism Quotes
"Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man."
"We need a sense of the value of time - that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities."



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