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J. B. Priestley
(1894-1984) born on
Sep 13
English author, dramatist. He wrote "Angel Pavement," "Literature and Western Man," and "The Edwardians."
As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own -- this is happiness.
If there is one thing left that I would like to do, it's to write something really beautiful. And I could do it, you know. I could still do it.
Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest," Jun 1964.
R: In "Reader's Digest."
A: Interview on his 87th birthday, London "Times," 7 Sep 1981.
N: In "International Herald Tribune," 3 Jan 1978.
K: In "The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 21 Sept 1969.

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