Quotes by Ben Elton

Ben Elton

British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director

Alive from: 1959-

Category: Comedians and humor | Movie | Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    I'm lucky because the strongest emotion I have ever felt is being in love, and that definitely informs my writing.
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    Comedy will always be central to what I do, it's just an instinct for me.
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    I'm easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.
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    If I did things for the money, I'd have done adverts in the 1980s, when I was hot enough to be offered them, and 'Police Academy 6,' which I was asked to write.
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    If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
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    My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've read it and learnt to understand it, then they must throw it away and never look at it again!
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    No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.
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    People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.
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    Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
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    The appropriation of radical thinking by lazy, self-obsessed hippies is a public relations disaster that could cost the earth.
    Source: Stark Court, Hippies and Love at First Sight
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    The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.
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    There are lots of things I could have done for the money, but I've made a great living doing the things I want to do.
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    We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.
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    Yes, OK, farty is a silly word. I wish I'd never used it. I'm 34. Perhaps it was a word for my 20s.
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