John Boynton Priestley was a famous novelist, playwright and social commentator known for his play ‘An Inspector Calls’. During the initial days of his career, he worked as a clerk while writing articles for local newspapers. After serving as a soldier during the First World War he completed his graduation from the University of Cambridge during which he published his debut novel titled ‘Adam in Moonshine’. This was followed by another novel before his first notable novel titled ‘The Good Companions’. This book turned out to be a huge success and brought him the ‘James Tait Black Memorial Prize Award’ which helped him become famous nationally. He further wrote various successful novels and plays starting with ‘Dangerous Corner’ that helped enhance his reputation as a writer as well as a playwright. During the Second World War, he became a broadcaster for a show called ‘Postscript’ which brought him great fame and encouraged him to become the co-founder of the ‘Common Wealth Party’. His later years dropped down his pace of writing and he limited himself to publishing a single book a year. He recorded his lifetime experiences in his autobiography titled ‘Margin Released’ which helped the masses to peep into his life to know the real person behind such a big name. The below collection of J. B. Priestley’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, plays, books, novels and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by J. B. Priestley.
Public men, Mr Birling, have responsibilities as well as privileges.
J. B. Priestley
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?