but what i do, i do because i like to do.
Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)
Source: a clockwork orange
Contributed by: paisley!
Death comes along like a gas bill one can't pay.
Source: Rand Lindsly's HUGE Quotations File, a collection of quotations from the Internet.
Contributed by: Zaady
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
Source: Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963.
Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
Source: On Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, London Times, 10 April 86
We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
Source: Face, London, December 1984.
A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although . . . he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.
Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly.
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
Source: New York Times Book Review
The trouble began with Forster. After him it was considered ungentlemanly to write more than five or six novels.
Source: Guardian, London, 24 February 1989.
The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
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