Anthony Burgess Quotes

[Graham Greenes] ability to encapsulate the essence of an exotic setting in a single book is exemplified in The Heart of the Matter (1948); his contemporary Evelyn Waugh stated that the West Africa of that book replaced the true remembered West Africa of his own experience.

Anthony Burgess

If the world is to be improved it must be by the exercise of individual charity.

Anthony Burgess

If you reject family - which a mother holds together - as well as the ties of Church and State, is there anything left for you?

Anthony Burgess

Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.

Anthony Burgess

The West is eveningland, the East morningland.

Anthony Burgess

It was all a matter of a Goddess dark, hidden, deadly, horribly desirable.

Anthony Burgess

My darling one....I shall be thinking of you while you are away and hope you will remember to wrap up warm when you go out at night.

Anthony Burgess

I suppose the only real reason for travelling is to learn that all people are the same.

Anthony Burgess

Howarth began to see that, however much it was against ones will and convictions, sides had to be taken, the dreary corrupt world of politics had to be entered by the good and dispassionate, to protect and avenge the weak. But one always entered too late.

Anthony Burgess

Love seems inevitable, necessary, as normal and as easy a process as respiration.

Anthony Burgess

Singapura means lion-city; prehistoric, myopic, Sanskrit-speaking visitors having spotted a mangy tiger or two in the mangroves. Sly Malays sometimes call it Singa pura-pura, which means pretending to be a lion.It is a profoundly provincial town pretending to be a metropolis.

Anthony Burgess

As I walked towards travel, that illusion of liberation, I strangely felt myself walking back into childhood.

Anthony Burgess

I know little about the women of my own race...

Anthony Burgess

death came so easily, hardly announced, without apparent cause, often greeted with smiles.

Anthony Burgess

I know what is love. Love is man and woman in bed.

Anthony Burgess

And the rising sun shall rise yet higher, destroying with its flaming fire the evil will of the wicked West, but smiling warmly on the rest.

Anthony Burgess
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