British Screenwriter Quotes
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you and me.
Says I, 'But Joe, you're ten years dead.'
'I never died,' says he.
The sigh of midnight trains in empty stations, Silk stockings thrown aside, dance invitations: Oh how the ghost of you clings! These foolish things Remind me of you.
You will have Time, that rare and lovely gift that your Western countries have lost the more they have pursued it.
How do you know you're…God?
Earl Of Gurney:
Simple. When I pray to Him I find I'm talking to myself.
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?
Twenty years ago when we had no respect for women they just used to say, 'You're chucked.' And now we do respect them we have to lie to them sensitively.
Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
Boston is one of the few American cities that regrets the past... Boston's like England. Up to its ears in yellowing photographs.
On how to make a toast for breakfast:
Brown for first course, white for pudding. Brown's the savory and white's the treat.
There's nothing like an airport for bringing you down to earth.
Richard Gordon (English author)
Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans. No more merciful beheadings. And call off Christmas!
As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice.
We keep a journal to entrap that collection of selves that forms us, the individual human being.
William Boyd (writer)
You don't know what you want. Nobody ever knows until they are too old to get it.
Ruby M. Ayres
Nobody ever notices the host at a party, until the drink runs out.
Anthony Gilbert (author)
People aren't evil and people aren't good. They live how they can one day at a time. They come out of dust they go back to dust, dusty feet, no wings, and whose fault is that?
Those magnificent men in their flying machines, or How I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes.
Jack Davies (screenwriter)
I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre.
He didn't like religion, hadn't liked it for years, but he adored churches, loved them like old scientific instruments whose time is long past but are nevertheless fascinating and strange.
Don't listen to the politicians, always look at the artists, they're the first to tell us where we're going.
Mark Mills (writer)
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I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
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