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

R
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
A
Our dourest parsons, who followed the nonconformist fashion of long extemporary prayers, always seemed to me to be bent on bullying God.
N
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.
K
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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