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'An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.'

'Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.'

'I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.'

'I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.'

'I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.'

'I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there'

'I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.'

'It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue'

'It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common.'

'Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.'

'Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.'

'Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness'

'When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists'

'Theres only one thing worse than an Estate Agent but that can be safely lanced, drained and surgically dressed.'

Born in Hampstead, London
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When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude - GK Chesterton
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