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Джон Бойнтон Пристли

Дата рождения: 13. Сентябрь 1894
Дата смерти: 14. Август 1984
Другие имена: John Boynton Pristley

Джон Бо́йнтон При́стли — английский романист, автор эссе, драматург и театральный режиссёр.

„Хорошая жена сделает для мужа все, за одним исключением: она никогда не перестанет критиковать его и воспитывать.“

„Если любишь кого-то, значит любишь, и тогда что бы он ни творил, будь он последним негодяем, всё ему простишь или просто посмотришь сквозь пальцы. По крайней мере, некоторые женщины иначе не могут.“

„Сказать, что все эти люди платят свои шиллинги, чтобы посмотреть, как 22 наемника пинают мяч, всё равно, что сказать, что скрипка – это дерево и струны, а «Гамлет» — бумага с чернилами.“

„We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish. Good night.“ An Inspector Calls

„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.“

„Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.“

„We must beware the revenge of the starved senses, the embittered animal in its prison.“

„The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.“

„One of the delights beyond the grasp of youth is that of Not Going. Not to have an invitation for the dance, the party, the picnic, the excursion is to be diminished. To have an invitation and then not to be able to go -- oh cursed spite! Now I do not care the rottenest fig whether I receive an invitation or not. After years of illusion, I finally decided I was missing nothing by Not Going. I no longer care whether I am missing anything or not.“ Delight

„To show a child what has once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own, so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness.“

„Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness—when a glorious idea comes to mind, and when a last page has been written and you haven't had time to know how much better it ought to be“

„To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.“

„But the point is, now, at this moment, or any moment, we're only cross-sections of our real selves. What weare is the whole stretch of ourselves, all our time, and when we come to the end of this life, all those selves, all our time, will be- the real you, the real me. And then perhaps we'll find ourselves in another time, which is only another kind of dream.“ Time And The Conways

„The way to write a book is the application of the seat of one's pants to the seat of one's chair“

„No matter how piercing and appalling his insights, the desolation
creeping over his outer world, the lurid lights and shadows of his inner
world, the writer must live with hope, work in faith“

„She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.“

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