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John Priestley

Data urodzenia: 13. Wrzesień 1894
Data zgonu: 14. Sierpień 1984
Natępne imiona: John Boynton Pristley

John Boynton Priestley , angielski pisarz.


„Reklama to próba oddzielenia człowieka od jego pieniędzy.“

„Ludzie nie są gorsi niż dawniej, tylko sprawozdawczość na temat jego poczynań jest obecnie dokładniejsza.“


„Kochająca żona – taka, która dla męża uczyni wszystko, prócz rezygnacji z krytykowania go i z prób ulepszania jego charakteru.“

„We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish. Good night.“ An Inspector Calls

„I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.“

„Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.“

„We must beware the revenge of the starved senses, the embittered animal in its prison.“

„The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.“


„One of the delights beyond the grasp of youth is that of Not Going. Not to have an invitation for the dance, the party, the picnic, the excursion is to be diminished. To have an invitation and then not to be able to go -- oh cursed spite! Now I do not care the rottenest fig whether I receive an invitation or not. After years of illusion, I finally decided I was missing nothing by Not Going. I no longer care whether I am missing anything or not.“ Delight

„To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own, so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness.“

„To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.“

„Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness—when a glorious idea comes to mind, and when a last page has been written and you haven't had time to know how much better it ought to be“


„But the point is, now, at this moment, or any moment, we're only cross-sections of our real selves. What weare is the whole stretch of ourselves, all our time, and when we come to the end of this life, all those selves, all our time, will be- the real you, the real me. And then perhaps we'll find ourselves in another time, which is only another kind of dream.“ Time And The Conways

„The way to write a book is the application of the seat of one's pants to the seat of one's chair“

„No matter how piercing and appalling his insights, the desolation
creeping over his outer world, the lurid lights and shadows of his inner
world, the writer must live with hope, work in faith“

„She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.“

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