Anthony Burgess

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Anthony Burgess

All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The downtrodden, who are the great creators of slang.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The trouble began with Forster. After him it was considered ungentlemanly to write more than five or six novels.More Anthony Burgess [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.More Anthony Burgess [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.More Anthony Burgess [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. - You've Had Your Time, 1990.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.More Anthony Burgess [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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