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Clive James
(1939-____) born on
Oct 07
Australian writer. Writer, satirist, broadcaster, and critic, born in Sydney, New South Wales, SE Australia. He studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge, and became television critic for the English newspaper The Observer. He has published several books of comment and criticism, including The Metropolitan Critic (1974) and Snakecharmers in Texas (1988). Other writing includes volumes of verse, such as Other Passports: Poems 1958-85 (1986), three volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs (1980, 1985, 1990), and the novel The Silver Castle (1996). His television programmes have been a combination of chat, humour, and commentary, and include Saturday Night Clive, as well as a series of ‘documentaries’ set in cities around the world, such as Clive James Live in Japan (1987).
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.

Prejudices are useless. Call Los Angeles any dirty name you like --Six Suburbs in Search of a City, Paradise with a Lobotomy, anything -- but the fact remains that you are already living in it before you get there.
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
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R: Flying Visits, "Postcard from Los Angeles 1" (1984; first published in Observer, London, 16 June 1979).
A: In "Observer" (London).
N: From "Ashleys" collection of quotations found on the Internet
K: Observer (London, 16 June 1979).

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