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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
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