Alan Bennett Quotes

Most popular Alan Bennett Quotes

A book is a device to ignite the imagination.

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Standards are always out of date. That is what makes them standards.
— Alan Bennett
Life, it's rather like opening a tin of sardines—we are all of us looking for the key.


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


The longer I practice medicine the more convinced I am there are only two types of cases: those that involve taking the trousers off and those that don't.
— Alan Bennett

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The best moments in reading are when you come across something—a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things—which you had thought special and particular to you.  Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead.  And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.