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Letter "J" » Jonathan Miller Quotes
«I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.»
«What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is.»
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«I'm not really a Jew; just Jew-ish, not the whole hog.»
«Falling ill is not something that happens to us, it is a choice we make as a result of things happening to us»
«Humor is vague, runaway stuff that hisses around the fissures and crevices of the mind, like some sort of loose physic gas»
«Being a doctor has taught me a lot about directing. You're doing the same thing: You're reconstructing the manifold of behavior to the point where an audience says, yes, that's exactly like people I know.»
«Since finding out what something is, is largely a matter of discovering what it is like, the most impressive contribution to the growth of intelligibility has been made by the application of suggestive metaphors»
«Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.»
«The foyer at Covent Garden looks like Harrods food hall has offered up its dead»
«It is only right that we help provide financial security for the families of those brave men and women who are providing for our nation's security, ... That's what the Military Families' Bill of Rights is all about.»