Arnold Bennett Quotes.

1. "Any change, even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

2. "The real Tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

3. "Nearly all bookish people are snobs, and especially the more enlightened among them. They are apt to assume that if a writer has immense circulation, if he is enjoyed by plain persons, and if he can fill several theatres at once, he cannont possibly be worth reading and merits only indifference and disdain."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

4. "It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

5. "It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made --- so faithful is the public."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

6. "...a life in which conduct does not fairly well accord with principles is a silly life; and that conduct can only be made to accord with principles by means of daily examination, reflection, and resolution."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

7. "Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

8. "Jane Austen? I feel that I am approaching dangerous ground. The reputation of Jane Austen is surrounded by cohorts of defenders who are ready to do murder for their sacred cause."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

9. "Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

10. "...happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles."
- Quote by Arnold Bennett

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