Quotes by Frederic Raphael

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Frederic Raphael (born 1931) is a noted screenwriter, as well as a prolific novelist and journalist. He won an Oscar for the screenplay for the 1965 movie Darling, starring Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. His articles and book reviews appear in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times. He has published more than twenty novels, as well as several history books, collections of essays and translations.

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The great networks are there to prove that ideas can be canned like spaghetti. If everything ends up by tasting like everything else, is that not the evidence that it has been properly cooked?

The party of God and the party of Literature have more in common than either will admit; their texts may conflict, but their bigotries coincide. Both insist on being the sole custodians of the true word and its only interpreters.
People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.