Quotes by John Banville

John Banville

John Banville

Irish writer

Alive from: 1945-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A man is not much if he can't depend on himself, and nothing if others can't depend on him.
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    A plot begins when somebody has something to hide.
    Source: A Death In Summer
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    All a work of art can do is present the surface. I can't know the insides of people. I know very little about the inside of myself.
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    Doing what you do well is death. Your duty is to keep trying to do things that you don't do well, in the hope of learning.
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    Perhaps all of life is no more than a long preparation for the leaving of it.
    Source: De zee (2008) 98
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    The sentence is the greatest human invention of civilization.
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    We think we're living in the present, but we're really living in the past.
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