Alan Bennett Quotes

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"Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching." Alan Bennett
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English Dramatist    Life   

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"I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not." Alan Bennett
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Parents    Writers And Writing   

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"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." Alan Bennett
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English Dramatist    Memories   

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"Last year we were more of a running team. This year we're more versatile." Alan Bennett
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Running   

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"No mention of God. They keep Him up their sleeves for as long as they can, vicars do. They know it puts people off." Alan Bennett
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God   

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"I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control." Alan Bennett
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Control    English Dramatist   

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"Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key" Alan Bennett
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"I've never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none." Alan Bennett
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English Dramatist    Land   

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"Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have." Alan Bennett
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"Life is rather like a tin of sardines, we're all of us looking for the key" Alan Bennett
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"Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception." Alan Bennett
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Children    English Dramatist   

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"If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging." Alan Bennett
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"We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules." Alan Bennett
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Community    English Dramatist   

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"Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore." Alan Bennett
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Cancer    English Dramatist   

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"He's so eccentric -- physically, and he's so funny." Alan Bennett
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"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." Alan Bennett
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Defense   

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"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." Alan Bennett
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Courage   

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"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." Alan Bennett
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"Life is generally something that happens elsewhere." Alan Bennett
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"We have a better quarterback this year," Alan Bennett
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"I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out." Alan Bennett
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English Dramatist    Mind   





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