Clive James Quotes

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Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.
— Clive James The Telegraph


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.
— Clive James Visions Before Midnight
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same things, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
— Clive James Robert Giddings

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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.
— Clive James in The New York Times


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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