Zitat des Tages von Dennis Potter:
You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself.
Children are very cruel, yes. Of course. Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.
To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there.
Television's Mr. Filth: that's me.
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.
I think childhood is to everyone a lost land.
I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it.
Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative.
The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one's own imagination.
Metaphor is embodied in language.
The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in.
The knowledge that we have about what it is to be human that we have as a child is something we necessarily must lose.
People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses.
There's no end to the inventiveness of critics, I tell you. Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse into their analysis of work.
It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions.
Religion, you can't a handle on it, you just have to know or not know-people either believe or they don't believe.
That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.
Everything we do has consequences.
God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art.
I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
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.
Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality.
Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.
I have been aware, from the age of 6, that I had talent.
Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty.
I believe everybody is responsible for what they do themselves.
The more my work improves or broadens or widens, the more surely I tame myself.
The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not?