1384 Total Quotes

English Writer Quotes

Douglas Adams
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
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It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
Alain Botton
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Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah Moore
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Joseph Addison
Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
Joseph Addison
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Douglas Adams
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Adams
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He was white and shaken, like a dry martini.
G. Wodehouse
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Charles Colton,
If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.
Charles Colton,
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Thomas Paine
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine
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John Ruskin
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
John Ruskin
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Douglas Adams
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
Douglas Adams
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Quentin Crisp
However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
Quentin Crisp
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Agatha Christie
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Agatha Christie
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Brian Aldiss
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss
I can't help believing that these things that come from the subconscious mind have a sort of truth to them. It may not be a scientific truth, but it's psychological truth.
Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss
Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places.
Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss
I am a writer and always was; being a writer is an integral part of my identity. Being published, being well regarded, is a component of that identity.
Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss
It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter.
Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell.
Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss
Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.
Brian Aldiss
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The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.
John Lyly
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Douglas Adams
I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge?
Douglas Adams
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Arthur Clarke
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur Clarke
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Thomas Paine
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
Thomas Paine
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Gerald Brenan
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan
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Arthur Clarke
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur Clarke
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Charles Colton,
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Colton,
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Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.
G. Wodehouse
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John Ruskin
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin
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D.H. Lawrence
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
D.H. Lawrence
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Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing, and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested.
Elizabeth Goudge
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