James Hilton Quotes

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James Hilton Quotes

If we have not found the heaven within,we have not found the heaven without
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If we have not found the heaven within,we have not found the heaven without

— James Hilton

Is there not too much tension in the world at present, and might it not be better if more people were slackers?

— James Hilton

What a host of little incidents, all deep-buried in the past
problems that had once been urgent, arguments that had once been keen, anecdotes that were funny only because one remembered the fun. Did any emotion really matter when the last trace of it had vanished from human memory; and if that were so, what a crowd of emotions clung to him as to their last home before annihilation? He must be kind to them, must treasure them in his mind before their long sleep.

— James Hilton

They didn't think there was anything very odd in anyone being a little odd.

— James Hilton

The first quarter-century of your life was doubtless lived under the cloud of being too young for things, while the last quarter-century would normally be shadowed by the still darker cloud of being too old for them; and between those two clouds, what small and narrow sunlight illumines a human lifetime!

— James Hilton

If net neutrality goes away, it will fundamentally change everything about the Internet.

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And sometimes, when the bell rang for call-over, he would go to the window and look across the road and over the School fence and see, in the distance, the thin line of boys filing past the bench. New times, new names ... but the old ones still remained ... Jefferson, Jennings, Jolyon, Jupp, Kingsley Primus, Kingsley Secundus, Kingsley Tertius, Kingston ... where are you all, where have you all gone to?

— James Hilton

Are you interested, by the way, in etchings? I have one or two here that are considered to be rather choice.

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The jewel has facets," said the Chinese, "and it is possible that many religions are moderately true.

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She really did possess a love for humanity, and the further removed humanity was, both in space and time, the more she loved it.

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And what if it's a trap?" asked Mallinson, but Barnard supplied an answer. "A nice warm trap," he said, "with a piece of cheese in it, would suit me down to the ground.

— James Hilton

You were contemplating the mountain, Mr. Conway?" Came the inquiry.
"Yes, it's a fine sight. It has a name, I suppose?"
"It is called Karakal"
"I don't think I've ever heard of it. Is is very high?"
"Over twenty-eight thousand feet."
"Indeed? I didn't realize there would be anything on that scale outside the Himalayas. Has it been properly surveyed? Whose are the measurements?"
"Whose would you expect, my dear sir? Is there anything incompatible between monasticism and trigonometry?

— James Hilton

I dislike organized games, swimming pools, fashionable resorts, night clubs, music in restaurants, and political manifestoes; I enjoy driving from coast to coast, good food and drink, a few friends, dogs, the theatre, long walks, music and free conversation.

— James Hilton

If I had a child who wanted to be a teacher, I would bid him Godspeed as if he were going to war. For indeed the war against prejudice, greed, and ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less because they may live to see some fraction of the battle won.

— James Hilton

And I believe that the Binomial Theorem and a Bach Fugue are, in the long run, more important than all the battles of history.

— James Hilton

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