"If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."J. B. Priestley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."J. B. Priestley on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."J. B. Priestley on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."J. B. Priestley on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."J. B. Priestley on Helen Keller
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."