Martin Amis

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Martin Amis

Martin Amis

More will mean worse.More Martin Amis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.More Martin Amis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.More Martin Amis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.More Martin Amis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.More Martin Amis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children's book. 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 [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Everything seems fine until you're about 40. Then something is definitely beginning to go wrong. And you look in the mirror with your old habit of thinking, 'While I accept that everyone grows old and dies, it's a funny thing, but I'm an exception to that rule.'More Martin Amis [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The middle class is doing fine in fiction. But it's not what gets me going. I love the working class, and everyone from it I've met, and think they're incredibly witty, inventive - there's a lot of poetry there.More Martin Amis [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If God existed, and if He cared for humankind, He would never have given us religion.More Martin Amis [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thornMore Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hire tea by the tea bag.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
More will mean worse.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am a novelist,More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You cannot combine being a movie star with not being a movie starMore Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Very broadly, literature concerns itself with the internal, cinema with the external.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jane was my wicked stepmother: she was generous, affectionate and resourceful; she salvaged my schooling and I owe her an unknowable debt for that. One flaw: sometimes, early on, she would tell me things designed to make me think less of my mother, and I would wave her away, saying, 'Jane, this just backfires and makes me think less of you.'More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I go back to the core of my childhood, my cousin Lucy seems always to be in the peripheral vision of my memories. She is off to one side, always off to one side, with a book, with a scheme or a project or an enterprise.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every 10 years you're a different person, and the really great books evolve with you as you get older. They're full of new rewards.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Novelists are stamina merchants, grinders, nine-to-fivers, and their career curves follow the usual arc of human endeavour.More Martin Amis [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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