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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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laws and conditions appropriate to a mechanical creation, against this I raise my sword-pen.

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The not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cann ...

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Life's only choosing when to die. Life's a big postponement because the choice is so difficult. It's ...

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Oh, it was gorgeosity and yumyumyum. When it came to the Scherzo I could viddy myself very clear run ...

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The 21st chapter gives the novel the quality of genuine fiction, an art founded on the principle tha ...

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It may not be nice to be good, little 6655321. It may be horrible to be good. And when I say that to ...

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It seems priggish or pollyannaish to deny that my intention in writing the work was to titillate the ...

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But where I itty now, O my brothers, is all on my oddy knocky, where you cannot go. Tomorrow is all ...

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The writer's life seethes within but not without.

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A character, to be acceptable as more than a chess piece, has to be ignorant of the future, unsure a ...

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That so many writers have been prepared to accept a kind of martyrdom is the best tribute that flesh ...

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I don't write out of fear. I write out of a strong urge to meet death on its own eternal terms, beca ...

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It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little o ...

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What's it going to be then, eh?

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It'll be your own torture," he said, serious. "I hope to God it'll torture you to madness.

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