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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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As we are all solipsists, and all die, the world dies with us. Only very minor literature aims at ap ...

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But, brothers, this biting of their toe-nails over what is the CAUSE of badness is what turns me int ...

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And, my brothers, it was real satisfaction to me to waltz-left two three, right two three-and carve ...

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Suddenly, I viddied what I had to do, and what I had wanted to do, and that was to do myself in; to ...

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But don't think that it's a system or a culture or a state or a person that does the letting down. I ...

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Ignorance and poverty are the best condiments for the great feast of the world, but the inexperience ...

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The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

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Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?

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A perverse nature can be stimulated by anything. Any book can be used as a pornographic instrument, ...

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...but we were all feeling that bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it having been an evening of some ...

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

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I didn't think; I experimented.

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Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn ...

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“Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use th ...

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“If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others ...

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