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Alan Bennett was born in Leeds, England in 1934. He studied history at Oxford University and then worked as a journalist and broadcaster. In the 1960s, he became a successful comedy writer, co-creating the revue Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, and Dudley Moore. Bennett went on to write plays, screenplays, and television and radio programs. He was known for his sharp wit and his insights into British society. Bennett was awarded the Companion of Honour in 2009 and the Order of the Companions of Literature in 2014. He died in 2019 at the age of 85.

Here are some of his most notable works:

* Plays: Forty Years On (1968), Habeas Corpus (1972), The Old Country (1977), Single Spies (1984), The History Boys (2004)
* Screenplays: Prick Up Your Ears (1987), The Madness of King George (1994), The Lady in the Van (2015)
* Television and radio programs: Talking Heads (1987), The History Boys (2006), The Lady in the Van (2010)

Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.

Alan Bennett

A book is a device to ignite the imagination.

Alan Bennett

What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.

Alan Bennett

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.

Alan Bennett

You don't put your life into your books, you find it there.

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