Living in age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
"The Disillusioned", in The Balconinny, and Other Essays ( 1969) p. 30.
Those no-sooner-have-I-touched-the-pillow people are past my comprehension. There is something suspiciously bovine about them.J.G. Priestly
I can't help feeling wary when I hear anything said about the masses. First you take their faces from 'em by calling 'em the masses and then you accuse 'em of not having any faces.J.G. Priestly
Our great-grand-children, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat, and then swept on to victory, may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious.J.G. Priestly
Most writers enjoy two periods of happiness – when a glorious idea comes to mind and, secondly, when a last page has been written and you haven’t had time to know how much better it ought to be.J.G. Priestly
Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries.J.G. Priestly