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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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Without class differences, England would cease to be the living theatre it is.

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Any book has behind it all the other books that have been written.

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Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like mon ...

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I mean, there's little enough in this life, really, and you only find it worth living for the odd mo ...

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To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.

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I was cured all right.

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And to all others in this story profound shooms of lip music brrrrrr. And they can kiss my sharries.

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If I had died it would have been even better for you political bratchnies, would it not, pretending ...

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How wicked, my brothers, innocent milk must always seem to me now.

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Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surpri ...

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I was always on my oddy knocky.

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Civilised my syphilised yarbles.

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A work of fiction should be, for its author, a journey into the unknown, and the prose should convey ...

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...the essential intention is the real sin. A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man.

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...youth is only being in a way like it might be an animal. No, it is not just like being an animal ...

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