The best Quotes by Alan Bennett

The best Quotes by Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, author, actor and screenwriter.

Closing a public library is child abuse, really, because it hinders child development.
Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.

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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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If you don't like to read you haven't found the right book.
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Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
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Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.
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Never memorize what you can look up in books.
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Jeod: "Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life."
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I'm sorry, but how can one possibly pay attention to a book with no pictures in it?
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Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
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One should never underestimate the power of books.
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
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If you stop to think about it, you’ll have to admit that all the stories in the world consist essentially of twenty-six letters. The letters are always the same, only the arrangement varies. From letters words are formed, from words sentences, from sentences chapters, and from chapters stories.
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Of all the worlds that man has created, the one in books is the most impressive.
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Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
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'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'
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If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.
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I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling.
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Books are a uniquely portable magic.
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When all else fails, give up and go to the library.
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The world is like a book. Those who don't travel read only one page.
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This is the real magic of fantasy fiction: it can feed souls and change lives.
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He loved libraries. Nowhere else in the world felt so safe and homey. Nowhere else smelled like books and dust and happy solitude quite like a library did.
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Open Books, Not Legs
Blow Minds, Not Guys
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I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.
Orhan Pamuk (The New Life)
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You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
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A bookstore is one of the only pieces of physical evidence we have that people are still thinking.
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There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
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Books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time.
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A book can take you around the world and back, all you have to do is open it.
Eulalie "Lally" Hicks in Fantastic Beasts - 3: The Secrets of Dumbledore
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
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Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Your mom's so fat, even in Minecraft she appears round.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.

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