Primo Quotes

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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“The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experim ...

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“Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a ...

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“To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.”

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“Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.”

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“I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.”

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“Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of r ...

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

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“A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although. . . he may be permitted to be an intel ...

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“We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserv ...

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“The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New E ...

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“It's always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come fro ...

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“We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.”

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“Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being ...

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“Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10 ...

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“Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.”

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