The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1994)
Source: New York Times Book Review
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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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