Arnold Bennett

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May, 1867 - 27 March, 1931) was an English novelist and playwright.


  • Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
    • The Journals of Arnold Bennett, ed. Newman Flower (pub. Cassell, 1932)
  • The price of justice is eternal publicity.
    • Things That Have Interested Me, 2nd series (1923), "Secret Trials"

The Title (1918)

  • A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.
    • Act I
  • Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They can't give their entire attention to it.
    • Act I
  • Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
    • Act II

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