Anthony Burgess

1917 - 1994

A Quote by Anthony Burgess

but what i do, i do because i like to do.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: a clockwork orange

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on children

He said it was artificial respiration but now I find I'm to have his child.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963.

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on day

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Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Inside Mr. Enderby, ch. 2, sct. 1, 1963.

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on books, fiction, money, and value

Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on death

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Death comes along like a gas bill one can't pay.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Rand Lindsly's HUGE Quotations File, a collection of quotations from the Internet.

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on laughter, sleep, and world

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963.

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on life

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Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: On Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, London Times, 10 April 86

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A Quote by Anthony Burgess on money and needs

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Face, London, December 1984.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anthony Burgess on intelligence

A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although . . . he may be permitted to be an intellectual.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anthony Burgess on nature, novelty, people, and world

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.

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.

Contributed by: Zaady

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