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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
If there was a little room somewhere in the British Museum that contained only about twenty exhibits and good lighting, easy chairs, and a notice imploring you to smoke, I believe I should become a museum man.

R
God can stand being told by Professor Ayer and Marghanita Laski that He doesn't exist.
A
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.
N
I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.
K
One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Self-Selected Essays," 'In the British Museum'
R: The Listener," 1 July 1965, 'The BBC's Duty to Society'
A: "All about Ourselves and Other Essays"
N: Interview, US radio
K: Delight," Heinemann 66
   


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