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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
Our great-grandchildren, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat . . . may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.

R
No matter how piercing and appalling his insights, the desolation creeping over his outer world, the lurid lights and shadows of his inner world, the writer must live with hope, work in faith.
A
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.
N
In a matriarchy men should be encouraged to take it easy, for most women prefer live husbands to blocks of shares and seats on the board.
K
The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: (On Dunkirk) BBC Radio broadcast, 5 June 1940)
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "International Herald Tribune," 3 Jan 78
N: Thoughts in the Wilderness."
K: Outcries and Asides."
   


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