Martin Amis

Martin Amis

British novelist and critic
My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's not that you get a cliché and then wiggle it about or use synonyms. You don't take an ordinary decorative paragraph and give it style. What you're trying to do is be faithful to your perceptions and transmit them as faithfully as you can. I say these sentences until they sound right. There's no objective reason why they're right. They just sound right to me.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He was an artist when he saw society: it never crossed his mind that society had to be like this; had any right, had any business being like this. A car in the street. Why? Why cars? This is what an artist has to be: harassed to the point of insanity or stupefaction by first principles.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
when the sky is as grey as this - impeccably grey, a denial, really of the very concept of colour - and the stooped millions lift their heads, it's hard to tell the air from the impurities in our human eyes, as if the sinking climbing paisley curlicues of grit were part of the element itself, rain, spores, tears, film, dirt. Perhaps, at such moments, the sky is no more then the sum of the dirt that lives in our human eyes.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gluttony and sloth, as worldly goals, were quietly usurped by avarice and lust, which, together with poetry (yes, poetry), consumed all my free time.More Martin Amis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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