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J. B. Priestley

British,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Advice Give Some

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.

- J. B. Priestley

Which Britain Before

Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.

- J. B. Priestley

Humor Society Protecting

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.

- J. B. Priestley

Morning Magic Always

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

- J. B. Priestley

Think I Think Slang

I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.

- J. B. Priestley

Change Impossible Reveals

Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.

- J. B. Priestley

Reputation Nothing Rising

A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising. Because I keep on producing books they say there must be something wrong with this fellow.

- J. B. Priestley

Discovering Read Half

I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.

- J. B. Priestley

Proud Making Praised

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.

- J. B. Priestley

Death Need Declare

If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear.

- J. B. Priestley

Perfect Living Perpetually

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.

- J. B. Priestley

Young Going Old

There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going.

- J. B. Priestley

Age Pay Old

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.

- J. B. Priestley

Revenge Which Orient

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.

- J. B. Priestley

Funny Handsome She

She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.

- J. B. Priestley

Communication Elaborate

The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.

- J. B. Priestley

World Minds Same

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

- J. B. Priestley

Nothing Been Part

The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.

- J. B. Priestley

Marriage Like Paying

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes.

- J. B. Priestley

Like Rather Polls

Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.

- J. B. Priestley