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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
I remember coming across him at the Grand Canyon and finding him peevish, refusing to admire it or even look at it properly. He was jealous of it.

R
Already we Viewers, when not viewing, have begun to whisper to one another that the more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
A
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning . . .
N
I have always been a grumbler. I am designed for the part - sagging face, weighty underlip, rumbling, resonant voice. Money couldn't buy a better grumbling outfit.
K
I'm in the business of providing people with secondary satisfactions. It wouldn't have done me much good if they had all written their own plays, would it?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Thoughts In the Wilderness."
R: Thoughts in the Wilderness, "Televiewing" (1957).
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: The Guardian," 15 Aug 1984
K: Interviewed at age 89, in "Illustrated London," News Sep 84
   


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