Clive James Quotes

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Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.


You can never get a woman to sit down and listen to a drum solo.
— Clive James


All you have to do on television is be yourself, provided, that is, that you have a self to be.
— Clive James


She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same things, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

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Adverse book reviews there have always been, and always should be, lest a tide of good intentions rise to drown us all in worthy sludge.


At the Harvest Festival in church, the area behind the pulpit was piled high with tins of fruit for the old-age pensioners. We had collected the tinned fruit from door to door. Most of it came from old-age pensioners.
— Clive James

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