Ben Elton Quotes

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Ben Elton Quotes

I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but its a risk worth running.
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This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence.

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The internet was supposed to liberate knowledge, but in fact it buried it, first under a vast sewer of ignorance, laziness, bigotry, superstition and filth and then beneath the cloak of political surveillance. Now ... cyberspace exists exclusively to promote commerce, gossip and pornography. And of course to hunt down sedition. Only paper is safe. Books are the key. A book cannot be accessed from afar, you have to hold it, you have to read it.

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You think I look like a teletubby?

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Beyond love, beyond unrequited love, perhaps even beyond any other passion known to humanity, deep, deep in the depths of the turgid, clinging, swamplike pit of despair that lies dormant within every soul, lurks JEALOUSY. Jealousy, that most demeaning and debilitating of emotions. Jealousy, which can double the strength of the love upon which it is based, but whilst doubling it, warp and pervert it, untill it is no longer recognizable as the thing of beauty it once was. Jealous love is no more like true love than Mr Hyde was like Dr Jekyll or a stagnant swamp is like a freshwater lake.

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You're mugging old ladies every bit as much if you pinch their pension fund

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So far no one has claimed responsibility.

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New York will always seem more real than anything Britain has to offer. It is strange that, although the majority of British people have never seen a skate-boarding body-popper, an exploding fire-hydrant, or anybody dunk a doughnut, these things seem infinitely more immediate and happening images than that jar of Horlicks which has stood in the cupboard for 40 years

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I see dull people as projects ... to be reformed

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Ironies. Hubris, pride, comes before a fall. When

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Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.

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I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous.

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We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.

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I don't consider myself Jewish. I am half-Jewish by race but not through my mother.

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I loved writing 'Two Brothers' more than anything else I have written. It's the first book I've written that I've always known I wanted to write. Having said that, it also kept me awake at nights.

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