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Anthony Burgess Quotes
Brief author info: Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) English novelist.
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There is as much sense in nonsense as there is nonsense in sense.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
The practice of fiction can be dangerous: it puts ideas into the head of the world.
The state is never so efficient as when it wants money.
A word in a dictionary is very much like a car in a mammoth motor show - full of potential but temporarily inactive.
What critics often ask for is the impossible, though this may be a salutary means of extending the borders of art.
I have heard earnest American sociologists say that American children have a right to the divorce experience as an enriching element of an advanced civilisation.
Keep away from physicians. It is all probing and guessing and pretending with them. They leave it to Nature to cure in her own time, but they take the credit. As well as very fat fees.
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Immortality makes sense only when the individual soul can be thought of as merging into a great collective mush of sainthood. If we take anything with us into the next world, it is not what survives in the memories of our relicts.
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