Quotes by Clive James

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Clive James (born October 10, 1939) in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, is an expatriate Australian writer, poet, essayist, critic, and commentator on popular culture.

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Stop worrying -- nobody gets out of this world alive.

Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.
The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.

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