A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
Any country that has sexual censorship will eventually have political censorship.Kenneth Tynan
How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself.Kenneth Tynan
When a society has doubts about its future, it tends to produce spokesmen whose main appeal is to the emotions, who argue from intuitions, and whose claim to be truth-bearers rests solely on intense personal feeling.Kenneth Tynan
A good many inconveniences attend play-going in any large city, but the greatest of them is usually the play itself.Kenneth Tynan
His puritan, muscular, moor-tramping soul (superbly mirrored in Higgins's hymn to the intellect in Pygmalion) bred in him a loathing of all things, whether poems or gadgets, that were designed to comfort the human condition without actively trying to improve it. (p. 103)Kenneth Tynan
I hope I never need to believe in God. It would be an awful confession of failure.Kenneth Tynan