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Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL (/?b??rd??s/; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, he eventually became one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century

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Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

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In two thousand years all our generals and politicians may be forgotten, but Einstein and Madame Cur ...

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Every dogma has its day.

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Beckett does not believe in God, though he seems to imply that God has committed an unforgivable sin ...

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Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth mo ...

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Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constr ...

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There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim, Dim being really dim ...

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Come with uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones...you are invited!

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Where do I come into all of this? Am I just some animal or dog?' And that started them off govoreeti ...

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The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.

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Literature is all, or mostly, about sex.

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One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.

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You needn't take it any further, sir. You've proved to me that all this ultraviolence and killing is ...

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Alex like groweth up, Oh Yes.

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Writers are rarely their own best critics, nor are critics.

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