Sir Kingsley William Amis

1922 - 1995

A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on reflection and wishes

I wish I could have a little tape-and-loudspeaker arrangement sewn into the binding of this magazine, to be triggered off by the light reflected from the reader's eyes on to this part of the page, and set to bawl out at several bels: MORE WILL MEAN WORSE.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: Discussing the idea that many students are unable to get university places. Encounter, July 1960.

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on good

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I want a dish to taste good, rather than to have been seethed in pig's milk and served wrapped in a rhubarb leaf with grated thistle root.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis

A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night and then as its mausoleum.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: On recovering from a hangover, Lucky Jim, 1958.

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on catholicism, church, and faith

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: One Fat Englishman, ch. 8 (1963), said of Roger Micheldene.

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis

I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pâté than any other.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: On the pâté at London's Simpson's-on-the-Strand restaurant, in London Illustrated News, May 1986.

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on children, life, people, and wonder

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

Source: One Fat Englishman, Ch. 14

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on action, criticism, guidance, and virtue

Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on writing

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If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on writing

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If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

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A Quote by Sir Kingsley William Amis on children, life, people, and wonder

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.

Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922 - 1995)

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