Alan Bennett

#73607 Alan Bennett

The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom, as we were taken on countless theatre visits and trips to places of interest. .

Alan Bennett Quotes about school
#73608 Alan Bennett

I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford - apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university. .

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#73609 Alan Bennett

Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development. .

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#73610 Alan Bennett

We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface. .

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#73611 Alan Bennett

If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging. .

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#73612 Alan Bennett

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control. .

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#73613 Alan Bennett

Teachers need to feel they are trusted. They must be allowed some leeway to use their imagination; otherwise, teaching loses all sense of wonder and excitement. .

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#73614 Alan Bennett

Were we closer to the ground as children, or is the grass emptier now? .

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#73615 Alan Bennett

All knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use. .

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#73616 Alan Bennett

I always feel over-appreciated but underestimated. .

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#73617 Alan Bennett

I don't believe in private education. .

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#73618 Alan Bennett

I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out. .

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#73619 Alan Bennett

I've never seen the point of the sea, except where it meets the land. The shore has a point. The sea has none. .

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#73620 Alan Bennett

Life is generally something that happens elsewhere. .

Alan Bennett Quotes about life
#73621 Alan Bennett

Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching. .

Alan Bennett Quotes about life
#73622 Alan Bennett

Feeling I'd scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I'm near the end of it. I'm not quite sure what Late Style means except that it's some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up. .

Alan Bennett Quotes about age
#73623 Alan Bennett

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. .

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#73624 Alan Bennett

Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn't be able to write about. .

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#73625 Alan Bennett

I do not long for the world as it was when I was a child. I do not long for the person I was in that world. I do not want to be the person I am now in that world then. None of the forms nostalgia can take fits. I found childhood boring. I was glad it was over. .

Alan Bennett Quotes about world
#73626 Alan Bennett

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules. .

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#73627 Alan Bennett

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception. .

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#73628 Alan Bennett

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. .

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#73629 Alan Bennett

Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key. .

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#73630 Alan Bennett

I have no nickname, as there has never been any need for one. .

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#73631 Alan Bennett

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off. .

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