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Born: 1934-05-09
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: English
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If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.

Tags: Activity, Flower, Try

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

Tags: Off, Small, Trying

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

Tags: Control, Expression, Free

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

Tags: Children, Grass, Ground

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

Tags: Children, Lives, Parents

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

Tags: Book, Everyone, Often

My films are about embarrassment.

Tags: Films

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.

Tags: Bore, Cancer, Illness

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

Tags: Mind, Try, Write

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

Tags: Point, Sea, Seen

Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.

Tags: Elsewhere, Happens, Life

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

Tags: Key, Life, Looking

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

Tags: Children, Humanity, Put

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

Tags: Life, Nobody, Whole

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.

Tags: Else, Famous, Someone
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