Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
I turned down a knighthood. It would be like having to wear a suit every day of your life.More Alan Bennett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.More Alan Bennett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But then books, as I'm sure you know, seldom prompt a course of action. Books generally just confirm you in what you have, perhaps unwittingly, decided to do already. You go to a book to have your convictions corroborated. A book, as it were, closes the book.More Alan Bennett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An article on playwrights in the Daily Mail , listed according to Hard Left, Soft Left, Hard Right, Soft Right and Centre. I am not listed. I should probably come under Soft Centre.More Alan Bennett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Books are not about passing the time. They're about other lives. Other worlds.More Alan Bennett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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