Alan Bennett

1934 -

A Quote by Alan Bennett on intelligence and people

Why is it always the "intelligent" people who are socialists?

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

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A Quote by Alan Bennett

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 (1934 -)

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on acting, assumptions, books, and independence

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. Alan Bennett (1934 - ____) English dramatist, actor In Independent on Sunday, 27 January 1991.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Independent on Sunday, 27 January 1991.

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on life

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Life is rather like a tin of sardines, we're all of us looking for the key.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Beyond the Fringe.

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on fame and memory

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 (1934 -)

Source: Leslie Halliwell, in Prick up Your Ears: The Screenplay, 1987.

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on community, people, rules, and trying

We started trying to set up a small anarchist community, but the people wouldn't obey the rules.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

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A Quote by Alan Bennett

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on children

Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Forty Years On.

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on art, children, circumstances, losing, parenthood, and time

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.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: Leslie Halliwell, in Prick up Your Ears: The Screenplay, 1987.

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A Quote by Alan Bennett on life

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Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching.

Alan Bennett (1934 -)

Source: The Old Country

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