Alan Bennett 1

Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn’t be able to write about.
Alan Bennett

I’d somehow always thought of the classics of literature as something apart from me, something to do with academic life and not something you enjoyed.
Alan Bennett

I’ve been very lucky in everything, really – in my career and in finding someone to share my life with, and in not dying.
Alan Bennett

I have no nickname, as there has never been any need for one.
Alan Bennett

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
Alan Bennett

My films are about embarrassment.
Alan Bennett

I’m more socialist certainly than New Labour – I’m very old Labour, really.
Alan Bennett

I don’t want to see libraries close; I want to find local solutions that will make them sustainable.
Alan Bennett

Sometimes, particularly in summers in New York, I have tried to write in shorts or with no shirt on and found myself unable to do so, the reason being, I take it, that writing, even of the most impersonal sort, is for me a divestment, a striptease, even, so that if I start off undressed, I have nowhere to go.
Alan Bennett

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