Arnold Bennett Quotes

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It is a disturbing truth that even undertakers die sometimes.
— Arnold Bennett

death

A true friend is a man who likes you despite your achievements.
— Arnold Bennett
It is well, when a man is judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
— Arnold Bennett
I feel I have a cause.  A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent.  It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.

cause

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight....  A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth!  At moments we are all artists.

insight

The novelist is he who, having seen life, and being so excited by it that he absolutely must transmit his vision to others, chooses narrative fiction as the liveliest vehicle for the relief of his feelings.

novelists

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.  Indeed, I think it must be more agreeable, must have a more real savor, than optimism—from the way in which pessimists abandon themselves to it.

pessimism

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this manner for experience.  A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth!  At moments we are all artists.

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