Alan Bennett

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.More Alan Bennett [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.More Alan Bennett [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.More Alan Bennett [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.More Alan Bennett [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:39]
I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:54]
I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:01]
I've never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:05]
If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:10]
My films are about embarrassment.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:28]
We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:44]
Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now?More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:48]
Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching.More Alan Bennett [10/13/2011 11:10:54]
Life is rather like a tin of sardines, we're all of us looking for the key.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This symposium will highlight the surprisingly diverse and positive role that cocoa can potentially play in improving public health and reinvigorating endangered tropical ecosystems. It also underscores the impact that collaborative efforts among public and private sector scientists can have in a relatively short time.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is rather like a tin of sardines, we're all of us looking for the keyMore Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the keyMore Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No mention of God. They keep Him up their sleeves for as long as they can, vicars do. They know it puts people off.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint. I was programmed to be a novelist or a playwright. But I'm not.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.More Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[talking about the Holocaust] 'But to put something in context is a step towards saying it can be understood and that it can be explained. And if it can be explained that it can be explained away.' 'But this is History. Distance yourselves. Our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground. We don't see it, and because we don't see it this means that there is no period so remote as the recent past. And one of the historian's jobs is to anticipate what our perspective of that peMore Alan Bennett [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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