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V. S. Pritchett Quotes: The detective novel is the art-for-art's-sake of our yawning Philistinism, the classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on.
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V. S. Pritchett Quote: It is the role of the poet to look at what is happening in the world and to know that quite other things are happening.
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Quotes about V. S. Pritchett: It is less the business of the novelist to tell us what happened than to show how it happened.
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Quote about V. S. Pritchett: On one plane, the very great writers and the popular romancers of the lower order always meet. They use all of themselves, helplessly, unselectively. They are above the primness and good taste of declining to give themselves away.
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V. S. Pritchett Sayings: We do not wish to be better than we are, but more fully what we are.
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V. S. Pritchett Saying: Prep school, public school, university: these now tedious influences standardize English autobiography, giving the educated Englishman the sad if fascinating appearance of a stuffed bird of sly and beady eye in some old seaside museum. The fixation on school has become a class trait. It manifests itself as a mixture of incurious piety and parlour game.
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Sayings about V. S. Pritchett: All writers - all people - have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half-forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.
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Saying about V. S. Pritchett: A touch of science, even bogus science, gives an edge to the superstitious tale.
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V. S. Pritchett Quotes: I am under the spell of language, which has ruled me since I was 10.
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V. S. Pritchett Quote: [London] is sentimental and tolerant. The attitude to foreigners is like the attitude to dogs: Dogs are neither human nor British, but so long as you keep them under control, give them their exercise, feed them, pat them, you will find their wild emotions are amusing, and their characters interesting.
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