Simon Gray





Simon Gray


Born
in Hampshire, The United Kingdom
October 21, 1936

Died
August 07, 2008

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Simon James Holliday Gray, CBE (21 October 1936 – 7 August 2008) was an English playwright and memoirist who also had a career as a university lecturer in English literature at Queen Mary, University of London, for 20 years. While teaching at Queen Mary, Gray began his writing career as a novelist in 1963 and, during the next 45 years, in addition to 5 published novels, wrote 40 original stage plays, screenplays, and screen adaptations of his own and others' works for stage, film, and television and became well known for the self-deprecating wit characteristic of several volumes of memoirs or diaries

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“JASON: 'Intended wings.' How depressing.
MICHAEL: Yes. Makes them into suicides, really, the pigeons.
JASON: No - no, it doesn't. It could mean the wings were 'intended' to carry them upwards, out of the darkness, but they were defective in some way, these wings, so the pigeons aren't suicidal, not at all, just badly equipped for flying. Like the rest of us.”
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“Philosophers have a long tradition of marrying stupid women, from Socrates on. They think it clever.”
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“We’ve forgotten that chasing happiness or peace only causes it to seem further away. It’s a little like wild kittens. You can chase them all day long and not catch them. But, if you sit quietly and allow them to come to you, you will tame them in time.”
Simon Gray, Mindfulness: Mindfulness for Beginners - Live Stress, Anxiety and Worry Free - How to Find Peace, Happiness and Calm in Every Moment BONUS 90 Day Mindfulness ... Relief and Depression Relief Book 1)

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