Best Quotes by James Agate (Top 10)

  1. New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
  2. Long experience has taught me that in England nobody goes to the theatre unless he or she has bronchitis.
  3. Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
  4. The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
  5. Your Englishman, confronted by something abnormal will always pretend that it isn't there. If, however, you force him to look into it, he'll at once pretend that he sees the object not for what it is but for something that he would like it to be.
  6. The Englishman can get along with sex quite perfectly so long as he can pretend that it isn't sex but something else.
  7. I... wonder what it is in the New York air that enables me to sit up till all hours of the night in an atmosphere which in London would make a horse dizzy, but here merely clears the brain.
  8. My mind is not a bed to be made and remade.
  9. I don't know very much but what I do know I know better than anybody, and I don't want to argue about it"¦My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made.
  10. Don't pity me now, don't pity me never; I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever.

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