Arnold Bennett Quotes

38 Arnold Bennett quotes:

"Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it."
"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 easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."
"All wrong-doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"The moment you're born you're done for."
"You can only acquire really useful general ideas by first acquiring particular ideas . . . You cannot make bricks without straw."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"In search of ideas I spent yesterday morning in walking about, and went to the stores and bought things in four departments. A wonderful and delightful way of spending time. I think this sort of activity does stimulate creative ideas."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"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"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"Literature exists so that where one man has lived finely ten thousand may afterward live finely"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"The price of justice is eternal publicity"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Mistakes 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"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"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 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."
"It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable."
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion."
"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"
Author: Bennett Quotes Category: Parents Quotes

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