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Quotations From FREDERIC RAPHAEL


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  • People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. Guardian (London, June 8, 1989).

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  • At last, after innumerable glamorous and frightful years, mankind approaches a war which is totally predictable from beginning to end.
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. New Society (May 10, 1984).

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  • I could do without sex. Don't really like it that much. If I could just feel complete.
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British-U.S. screenwriter, John Schlesinger, and Joseph Janni. Diana Scott (Julie Christie), Darling, to her gay male friend (1965).
  • Your idea of fidelity is not having more than one man in the bed at the same time.
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British-U.S. screenwriter, John Schlesinger, and Joseph Janni. Robert (Dirk Bogarde), Darling, to his ex-lover, Diana (Julie Christie) (1965).

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  • The great networks are there to prove that ideas can be canned like spaghetti. If everything ends up by tasting like everything else, is that not the evidence that it has been properly cooked?
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. "The Language of Television," The State of the Language, ed. Christopher Ricks (1980).
  • The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
    Frederic Raphael (b. 1931), British author, critic. "The Language of Television," published in The State of the Language, ed. Christopher Ricks (1980).

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