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J. B. Priestley (1894 – 1984)

English playwright, novelist, social commentator, biographer, literary critic, screenwriter and broadcaster.
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J. B. Priestley
Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness – when a glorious idea comes to mind and, secondly, when a last page has been written and you haven’t had time to know how much better it ought to be.
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Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.
In plain words; now that Britain has told the world 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. This is not pacifism. There is no suggestion here of abandoning the immediate defence of this island...No, what should be abandoned is the idea of deterrence-by-threat-of-retaliation. There is no real security in it, no decency in it, no faith, hope, nor charity in it.

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I can't help feeling wary when I hear anything said about the masses. First you take their faces from 'em by calling 'em the masses and then you accuse 'em of not having any faces.
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It is hard to tell where the MCC ends and the Church of England begins.
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Those no-sooner-have-I-touched-the-pillow people are past my comprehension. There is something suspiciously bovine about them.
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In spite of recent jazzed-up one-day matches, cricket to be fully appreciated demands leisure, some sunny warm days and an understanding of its finer points.
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Living in age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
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