Quotations From JOHN MORTIMER

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  • 1.
    When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory.
    John Mortimer (b. 1923), British barrister, novelist. Haverford Downs, in Summer's Lease, pt. 2, ch. 3 (1988).

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  • 2.
    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt.
    John Mortimer (b. 1923), British barrister, novelist. quoted in Sunday Times (London, Dec. 27, 1987).

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  • 3.
    The freedom to make a fortune on the Stock Exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
    John Mortimer (b. 1923), British barrister, novelist. quoted in Independent (London, Oct. 29, 1988).

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  • 4.
    The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed, saying: "There is life, but it's not for you."
    John Mortimer (b. 1923), British barrister, novelist. Daily Mail (London, May 31, 1988).

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  • 5.
    Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
    John Mortimer (b. 1923), British barrister, novelist. Times (London, Sept. 9, 1992).
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