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I've never seen the point of the sea,
by Alan Bennett

I've never seen the point of the sea,
except where it meets the land.
The shore has a point.
The sea has none.
- Alan Bennett

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
- Alan Bennett

My films are about embarrassment.
- Alan Bennett

Were we closer to the ground as children,
or is the grass emptier now?
- Alan Bennett

 

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents
come to a grinding halt at their conception.
- Alan Bennett

Your whole life is on the other side of the glass.
And there is nobody watching.
- Alan Bennett

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

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Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
- Alan Bennett

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community,
but people wouldn't obey the rules.
- Alan Bennett

Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.
- Alan Bennett

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took.
That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
- Alan Bennett

I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind.
I try to root things out.
- Alan Bennett

If you think squash is a competitive activity,
try flower arranging.
- Alan Bennett

Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories,
knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only
be remembered for remembering someone else.
- Alan Bennett

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's
kept rigidly under control.
- Alan Bennett

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never
- Soren Kierkegaard

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly


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