Quotes by British authors


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"How can you consider flower power outdated? The essence of my lyrics is the desire for peace and harmony. That's all anyone has ever wanted. How could it become outdated?"
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"People say that I'm a millionaire, but that's not true - I only spend millions"
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"A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas"
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"Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics"
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"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer"
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"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives"
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"We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that"
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"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family"
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"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness"
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"Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing"
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"Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write"
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"Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats"
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"Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes"
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"Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself"
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"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"
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"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence"
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"Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy"
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"Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people"
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"Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man"
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"A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising. Because I keep on producing books they say there must be something wrong with this fellow"
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"I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell"
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"In plain words: now that Britain has told the world that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare"
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"If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write"
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"If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear"
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"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going"
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"There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent"
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"Western man is schizophrenic"
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"An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict"
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"I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience"
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"Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one"
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