Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author

Lived from: 1934-

Category: Movie | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Alan Bennett

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    Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
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    Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development.
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    Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.
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    I always feel over-appreciated but underestimated.
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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.
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    I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out.
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    I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.
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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.
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    If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.
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    Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.
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    Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
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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.
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    We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
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    We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
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    Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?
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