The teapot takes in water and gives out tea. So the human individual takes in anything you give him and promptly transforms it; he is ready to give you out again his own reactions - first, in thought and emotion, then in voice or action.
Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me, otherwise kill me.
I am not yet born; O fill me with strength against those who would freeze my humanity.
Broadcasting is plastic; while it can ape the press, it can also emulate the arts.
Some day I shall write a novel and call it 'A Walking Tour in the Congo' or 'Thrills and Spills in Aeronautics'; but I keep this type of title as a last & mercenary resort.
All experiment is made on a basis of tradition; all tradition is the crystallization of experiment.
All the people I know have been conditioned by snobbery.
Before I joined the BBC I was, like most of the intelligentsia, prejudiced not only against that institution but against broadcasting in general.
I am 33 years old, and what can I have been doing that I still am in a muddle? But everyone else is, too; maybe our muddles are concurrent.
I am at home in Dublin, more than in any other city.
I am more proud of what distinguishes man from the animals than of what he has in common with them.
I do not envy any animal, though I envy many of their capacities.
I have just finished my novel (rough draft). It is to be called 'Anacoluthon.' This will make the public think it is an historical romance.
My sympathies are Left. On paper and in the soul. But not in my heart or my guts.
Style without content is bad style.
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