Arnold Bennett Quotations

Arnold Bennett

Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

Well, my deliberate opinion is -- it's a jolly strange world.

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.