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12 Famous Quotes by Ben Elton
5/3/1959 - (Present)
Also Known As:  
Benjamin Charles Elton     Mr. Ben Elton     Elton, Ben
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The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.

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No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.

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Even if it sounds pretentious, which it isn't-I've found it artistically challenging to produce a monologue that is filled with laughter and ideas. It's a tough thing to pull off, but satire is better if it has conviction behind it.

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People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count.

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He lives on in an incomparable body of work which will continue to bring joy to millions.

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If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.

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No collection of people who are all waiting for the same thing are capable of holding a natural conversation. Even if the thing they are waiting for is only a taxi.

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Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.

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My advice to anyone adapting a novel is that once they've read it and learnt to understand it, then they must throw it away and never look at it again!

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Most of my stand-up comedy is about being a small, scared, neurotic individual among the billions of other small, scared, neurotic individuals that make up the mass which is us. I always think the first target of a stand-up comic should be themselves-we all share our weaknesses, and it's fun to use them as a source of comedy.

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We've all got to look at ourselves, start with yourself, that's all you can do. I believe that we can act responsibly as a group, it's just that there are vested interests telling us not to bother.

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Most of my work isn't directly autobiographical. It tends to be an amalgam of things I've seen and heard and thought and conversations I've had.

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