The trouble began with Forster. After him it was considered ungentlemanly to write more than five or six novels.
Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)
Source: Guardian, London, 24 February 1989.
Contributed by: Zaady
The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture.
Source: You've Had Your Time, ch. 2, 1990.
He said it was artificial respiration but now I find I'm to have his child.
Source: Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
Source: Face, London, December 1984.
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