Arnold Bennett Quotes

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Arnold Bennett Quotes

Well, my deliberate opinion is - its a jolly strange world.
— Arnold Bennett —

Nearly all bookish people are snobs, and especially the more enlightened among them. They are apt to assume that if a writer has immense circulation, if he is enjoyed by plain persons, and if he can fill several theatres at once, he cannont possibly be worth reading and merits only indifference and disdain.

— Arnold Bennett

It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made
so faithful is the public.

— Arnold Bennett

The manner of his life was of no importance. What affected her was that he had once been young. That he had grown old, and was now dead. That was all. Youth and vigour had come to that. Youth and vigour always came to that. Everything came to that.

— Arnold Bennett

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.

— Arnold Bennett

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

— Arnold Bennett

A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.

— Arnold Bennett

There grows in the North Country a certain kind of youth of whom it may be said that he is born to be a Londoner.

— Arnold Bennett

Meat may go up in price - it has done - but books won't. Admission to picture galleries and concerts and so forth will remain quite low. The views from Richmond Hill or Hindhead, or along Pall Mall at sunset, the smell of the earth, the taste of fruit and of kisses - these things are unaffected by the machinations of trusts and the hysteria of stock exchanges.

— Arnold Bennett

A sense of the value of time ... is an essential preliminary to efficient work; it is the only method of avoiding hurry.

— Arnold Bennett

Most people sleep themselves stupid.

— Arnold Bennett

All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do.

— Arnold Bennett

It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.

— Arnold Bennett

Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan.

— Arnold Bennett

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