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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright, screenwriter, novelist, translator and journalist.

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  • To be absolutely honest, what I feel really bad about is that I don't feel worse. There's the ineffectual liberal's problem in a nutshell.
  • One can imagine having a procedural rule that anything ambiguous should be treated as the Taj Mahal unless we see that it is labelled "fog"…The motorist replies: "What sort of rule is this? Surely the best guarantee I can have that the fog is fog is if I fail to see the sign saying 'fog' because of the fog."
    • James Fenton (ed.) The Original Michael Frayn (Edinburgh: Salamander Press, 1983) p. 67.
  • If a lion could speak, it would not understand itself.
    • James Fenton (ed.) The Original Michael Frayn (Edinburgh: Salamander Press, 1983) p. 67.
  • It's not the despair, Laura, I can stand the despair. It's the hope.
    • Clockwise (1986), cited from Malcolm Page File on Frayn (London: Methuen, 1994) p. 65.

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