Anthony Burgess

1917 - 1994

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 art and danger

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

Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)

Source: Face, London, December 1984.

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