Martin Amis

Martin Amis

British novelist and critic
I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Much modern prose is praised for its terseness, its scrupulous avoidance of curlicue, etcetera. But I don't feel the deeper rhythm there. I don't think these writers are being terse out of choice. I think they are being terse because it's the only way they can write.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
America is a younger country than England, obviously, and as self-awareness is forming in America - are we a collection of immigrants, are we a load of Italians and Germans and Jews and Brits and Irish, or are we a country with a soul and an identity? - there was a subliminal sense, they knew that the writers would be the ones who would answer those questions.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love might have expanded her. But we are not all of us going to get loved. We are not all of us going to get expanded.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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