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Born: 1927-04-02
Profession: Critic
Nation: English
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A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.

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A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.

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A city whose living immediacy is so urgent that when I am in it I lose all sense of the past.

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A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.

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A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.

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Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand, he goes one further and clinches his fist.

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Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood.

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The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.

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What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober.

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Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.

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I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.

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And as the circumcised in the flesh, and not in the heart, have no part in God's good promises; even so they that be baptized in the flesh, and not in heart, have no part in Christ's blood.

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My overcoat is worn out; my shirts also are worn out. And I ask to be allowed to have a lamp in the evening; it is indeed wearisome sitting alone in the dark.

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Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial, to testify that Christ's body was given, and his blood shed for us.

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No more doth it hurt to say that the body and blood are not in the sacrament.

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Christ made the bread the sacrament of his body only: wherefore as the bread is no similitude of his blood, so am I not bound or ought to affirm, that his blood is there present.

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I know divers, and divers men know me, which love me as I do them: yet if I should pray them, when I meet them in the street openly, they would abhor me; but if I pray them where they be appointed to meet me secretly, they will hear me and accept my request.

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In the old covenants the people were sprinkled with blood of calves without, in their bodies, to bind them to keep the law; else we were bound to just damnation, for the breaking of it.

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Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done.

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Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days.

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To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein, consider and mark, how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish; and so was Christ only of all mankind, in the sight of God and of his law.

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