J. B. Priestley Quotes
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The spirit of irony ... the whiskey of the mind.
Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself—with a smile.
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.
Sooner or later some of us will have to buy an instrument that can switch on silence instead of sound.
To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own—this is happiness.
Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that — thank heaven — nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
We cannot get grace from gadgets. The dishes in the bakelite houses of the future may not break, but the heart can. A man may be as unhappy in the spun glass trousers of tomorrow as he is today in worsted ones.