Arnold Bennett Quotes


38 Arnold Bennett quotes:



"Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened."
"Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity."
"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."
"Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it."
"All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do."
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"All wrong-doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do"
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"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
"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
"It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality."
"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
"Anthology construction is one of the pleasantest hobbies that a person who is not mad about golf and bridge - that is to say, a thinking person - can possibly have"
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"The price of justice is eternal publicity"
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"The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them"
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"You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of un-manufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive."
"The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is."
"If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living."
"Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Pessimism Quotes
"Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off all memory of use and custom and behold it, as it were, for the first time"
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"Literature exists so that where one man has lived finely ten thousand may afterward live finely"
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"The supply of time is a daily miracle. You wake up in the morning and lo! Your purse is magnificently filled with 24 hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of life. It is yours! The most precious of your possessions."



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