Anthony Dymoke Powell

1905 - 2000

A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on love and self-love

Self-love seems so often unrequited.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on faith, love, and passion

He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Selflove seems so often unrequited.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

Source: A Dance to the Music of Time: The Acceptance World," Ch. 1.

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on inferiority

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

Source: Observer, London, 9 January 1983.

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on biography, circumstances, inventions, novelty, and people

.People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

Source: A Dance to the Music of Time: Hearing Secret Harmonies, Ch. 3.

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on life, niceness, and people

One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the nasty people are. You know that already. It is how nasty the nice people can be.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on crime

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Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

Source: Dick Umfraville, in Temporary Kings, ch. 1, 1973.

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on children, disappointment, parenthood, and promises

Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

Source: Stringham, in A Buyer's Market, 1952; 2nd in the novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on food, tragedy, and wine

Dinner at the Huntercombes' possessed only two dramatic features - the wine was a farce and the food a tragedy.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on assumptions, life, rest, seriousness, and words

On the stage . . . masks are assumed with some regard to procedure; in everyday life, the participants act their parts without consideration either for suitability of scene or for the words spoken by the rest of the cast: the result is a general tendency for things to be brought to the level of farce even when the theme is serious enough.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on people and world

One passes through the world knowing few, if any, of the important things about even the people with whom one has been . . . in the closest intimacy.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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