Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world.

Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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The moment you're born you're done for.

To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.

We need a sense of the value of time - that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities.

Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.

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

The price of justice is eternal publicity.

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.

Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.