J. B. Priestley Quotes

Who is J. B. Priestley?

John Boynton Priestley was an English novelist, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and social commentator.

Born September 13, 1894
Died August 14, 1984

Books by J. B. Priestley


Best 11 Quotes by J. B. Priestley

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”

J. B. Priestley

“Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.”

J. B. Priestley

“Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness — when a glorious idea comes to mind, and when a last page has been written and you haven't had time to know how much better it ought to be.”

J. B. Priestley

“Public men have responsibilities as well as privileges.”

J. B. Priestley

“The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.”

J. B. Priestley

“The way to write a book is the application of the seat of one's pants to the seat of one's chair.”

J. B. Priestley

“There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age. I missed it coming and going.”

J. B. Priestley

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“We must beware the revenge of the starved senses, the embittered animal in its prison.”

J. B. Priestley

“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.”

J. B. Priestley

An Inspector Calls Quotes

“We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.”

J. B. Priestley
An Inspector Calls

Thoughts in the Wilderness Quotes

“It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.”

J. B. Priestley
Thoughts in the Wilderness

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