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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."
         
   
F
A lot of men who have accepted - or had imposed upon them in boyhood - the old English public school styles of careful modesty in speech, with much understatement, have behind their masks an appalling and impregnable conceit of themselves.

R
A synopsis is a cold thing. You do it with the front of your mind. If you're going to stay with it, you never get quite the same magic as when you're going all out.
A
Depending upon shock tactics is easy, whereas writing a good play is difficult. Pubic hair is no substitute for wit.
N
A loving wife will do anything for her husband except stop criticising and trying to improve him.
K
Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Outcries and Asides."
R: On the technique of planning a novel, in "Illustrated London," News Sep 84
A: Outcries and Asides."
N: Rain on Godshill."
K: George Meredith."
   


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