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Dennis Potter
May 17, 1935 - June 7, 1994
Nationality: British
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: British Dramatist

As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous.


It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions.


I think childhood is to everyone a lost land.

    Topics: Childhood

Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.


People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses.


A bad act done will fester and create in its own way. It's not only goodness that creates. Bad things create. They have their own yeast.


The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in.


Television's Mr. Filth: that's me.


Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality.


Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative.


God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.


The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood.


Metaphor is embodied in language.


Children are very cruel, yes. Of course. Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.


You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself.


That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.


I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.


As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism.


The more my work improves or broadens or widens, the more surely I tame myself.


To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there.


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