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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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“When we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract”

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Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.

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Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate.

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For the serious artist does not satisfy needs

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Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination.

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Each man kills the thing he loves.

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A man can write one book that can be great, but this doesn't make him a great writer-just the writer ...

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Then, brothers, it came. Oh, bliss, bliss and heaven. I lay all nagoy to the ceiling, my gulliver on ...

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Do they merit vitriol, even a drop of it? Yes, because they corrupt the young, persuading them that ...

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It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.

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The meal was pretentious - a kind of beetroot soup with greasy croutons; pork underdone with loud vu ...

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Well, well, well, well. If it isn't fat, stinking billygoat Billy-Boy in poison. How art thou, thy g ...

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John Kenneth Galbraith and Marshall McLuhan are the two greatest modern Canadians that the U.S. has ...

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Sanity is a handicap and liability if you're living in a mad world.

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A Haydn symphony had a meaning for the social group that listened to it. A Mahler symphony had a mea ...

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