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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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If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange'meaning that he has ...

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Life is, of course, terrible.

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If you write fiction you are, in a sense, corrupted. There's a tremendous corruptibility for the fic ...

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As a chamber hung round about with looking-glasses represents the face upon every turn, thus all the ...

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Keep away from physicians. It is all probing and guessing and pretending with them. They leave it to ...

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Put it off for a bit. All life is putting off. Well, not entirely.

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I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong.

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The essence of pop stardom is immaturity - a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of t ...

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Reviewers do not read books with much care . . . their profession is more given to stupidity and mal ...

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To devastate is easier and more spectacular than to create.

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All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else.

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There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before i ...

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But what I do I do because I like to do.

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When the State withers, humanity flowers.

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I think art is sublimated libido. You can't be a eunuch priest, and you can't be a eunuch artist.

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