John Boynton Priestley Quotes

This is unfortunately a world in which things find it difficult, frequently impossible, to live up to their names.

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.

In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.

We cannot get grace from gadgets. In the Bakelite house of the future, the dishes may not break, but the heart can. Even a man with ten shower baths may find life flat, stale and unprofitable.

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

There is now a vast crowd that is a permanent audience waiting to be amused, cash customers screaming for their money’s worth, all fixed in a consumer’s attitude. They look on at more and more, and join in less and less.