The best Quotes by J. B. Priestley

The best Quotes by J. B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley (13 September 1894 – 14 August 1984) was an English novelist, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and social commentator.

The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
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.
I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
In plain words: now that Britain has told the world that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare.

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I don't have a phone. I refuse to be a slave to technology.
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We live in a world where losing your iPhone is more dramatic than losing your virginity.
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That whole cellular idea is idiotic. Who wants to carry around a phone all the time? I don't want people calling me wherever I am.
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Sport is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries.
Charlie: "What were you doing there?"
Maverick: "Communicating. Keeping up foreign relations. I was, you know, giving him the bird."
Goose: "You know, the finger."
Music is the best way that I can communicate with other people.
In the beginning of a jorney, no one knows what to expect. They might have a vague idea the road ahead could be rough. That's what makes new beginnings so exciting. You don't know what will happen until it's over.
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Beginnings can be painful. But that doesn't mean they're bad.
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Nothing ever begins. There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.
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You can't start over with a new life, but every morning you can start over with a new day.
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No matter how dark the night, morning always comes, and our journey begins anew.
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What irritates me most of all about these morning people is their horribly good temper, as if they have been up for three hours and already conquered France.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
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"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
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There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
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The night breathed through the apartment like a dark animal. The ticking of a clock. The groan of a floorboard as he slipped out of his room. All was drowned by its silence. But Jacob loved the night. He felt it on his skin like a promise. Like a cloak woven from freedom and danger.
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That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
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If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
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"How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."
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If you live to be hundred, I hope i live to be hundred minus one day. So I never have to live without you.
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
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If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
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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

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