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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."
Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.

The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
Our dourest parsons, who followed the nonconformist fashion of long extemporary prayers, always seemed to me to be bent on bullying God.
Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
They will review a book by a writer much older than themselves as if it were an over-ambitious essay by a second-year student . . . It is the little dons I complain about, like so many corgis trotting up, hoping to nip your ankles.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Publisher's Weekly
R: ``Televiewing,'' in 'Thoughts in the Wilderness'
A: Outcries and Asides."
N: The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 15 May 1949
K: Outcries and Asides."

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