All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
The sure sign of a weak man who ascends to glory is that he can’t tolerate having strong men around him.
Stop worrying—nobody gets out of this world alive.
Among artists without talent Marxism will always be popular, since it enables them to blame society for the fact that nobody wants to hear what they have to say.
The question of originality, if it arises at all, can never be peripheral: originality is more than a requirement in good poetry, it is a description of it.
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- Stephen Spender English Poet, Critic
- Richard Eyre British Director
- Anthony Burgess English Novelist, Critic
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- Zadie Smith (b.1975) English Novelist, Essayist, Short-story Writer
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