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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My father read Dickens out loud. My mother would say 'We're going to the workhouse'. This to me was real. I was headed for the gruel.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He was a frustrated theatrical impresario, basically”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Walking on camera is damn hard. It's a Jewish problem. The rangy stride across the blasted moor is not really a Jewish thing.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“But it struck me that the extreme violence and cruelty of the English Civil War had gone understated.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A terrible vanity, really, but as you get older...”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“she writes family scenes better than anyone else I can think of.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It was a conscious decision by (Sir Robert) Walpole and others to replace religion with making money. Elections replaced battles, and the fights were over party politics.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We find a way (in each country) to contain our differences of opinion without annihilating one another.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot.”

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