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Anthony Burgess Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anthony Burgess.

The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.
- Anthony Burgess

The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
- Anthony Burgess

I didn't think; I experimented.
- Anthony Burgess

To write is to become disinterested.
There is a certain renunciation in art.
- Anthony Burgess

 

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
- Anthony Burgess

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
- Anthony Burgess

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
- Anthony Burgess

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He said it was artificial respiration,
but now I find I am to have his child.
- Anthony Burgess

Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
- Anthony Burgess

Laugh and the world laughs with you,
snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess

Every dogma has its day.
- Anthony Burgess

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth,
is that of Not Going.
- Anthony Burgess

If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe
in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
- Anthony Burgess

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.
- Anthony Burgess

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create.
They don't know how to use their energy creatively
so they do the opposite and destroy.
- Anthony Burgess

It's always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it.
To remember where you come from is part of where you're going.
- Anthony Burgess

Bath twice a day to be really clean,
once a day to be passably clean,
once a week to avoid being a public menace.
- Anthony Burgess

Books in a large university library system:
2,000,000.
Books in an average large city library:
10,000.
Average number of books in a chain bookstore:
30,000.
Books in an average neighborhood branch library:
20,000.
- Anthony Burgess

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper,
the country demands bold, persistent,
experimentation.
It is common sense to take a method and try it,
if it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Anthony Burgess

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion.
Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
- Anthony Burgess

A novelist should not be too intelligent either,
although...
he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
- Anthony Burgess

For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed,
the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms,
for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the
shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with.
- Ginny B. Waite

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries,
based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight.
Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
- Charles A. Jaffe

The African is my brother but he is
my younger brother by several centuries.
- Albert Schweitzer

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this
century may claim over all previous centuries.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Think about technological float: it took centuries
for the wheel to gain universal acceptance.
Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
- Dee Hock

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
- Rene Descartes

Then when I reached college I realized that many people
had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th
centuries and so I studied those methods.
- Andrew Wiles

Human beings have speculated about the relationship
between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
- Patty Duke

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families,
but also those in other cultures and the changes in
family structure during the past several centuries.
- Gary Becker

We Americans are the best informed people on earth
as to the events of the last twenty-four hours;
we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
- Will Durant

For centuries we have been living in the society where
not laws but people ruled,
where there was no legal state.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Adequate defense has been the catchword of every militarist for centuries.
- Frank B. Kellogg

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ,
the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute
of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

Humor was not important only for me,
humor was important for this nation for centuries,
to survive, you know.
- Milos Forman

There are some centuries which - apart from everything else -
in the art and other disciplines presume to remake
everything because they know how to make nothing.
- Giacomo Leopardi

Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed
in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely
to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings.
- Karen Armstrong

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.
- Georg Buchner

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world
from earlier centuries is attributable to science,
which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
- Bertrand Russell

Words do not change their meanings so drastically in
the course of centuries as,
in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
- Marcel Proust

Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom,
which was heard around the world, and across centuries.
- Baldwin Spencer

The American Republic was bound - is still bound -
to follow in the centuries to come the same course
to destruction as did Rome.
- Robert Welch

In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy,
just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
- Ezra Pound

The purpose of separation of church and state is to
keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife
that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
- James Madison

My opinions about human nature are shared by many psychologists,
linguists, and biologists, not to mention philosophers
and scholars going back centuries.
- Steven Pinker

The market is not an invention of capitalism.
It has existed for centuries.
It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone.
The English do, and it's been their only major business
advantage for the past two centuries.
- Doug Coupland

For several centuries what has passed for song in literary
circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for
a commonplace melodic setting.
- David Antin

Composers dialogue - and obsessively,
bitterly argue - with other composers,
often over the span of several centuries.
- Brian Ferneyhough

Just as it had taken centuries to determine the true nature of the universe,
so also the search for the beginning of human life
proceeded well into the 20th century.
- Wellington Mara

During the many centuries that magic,
here on this planet, was presumed to have worked,
there were at least as many theories as to how magic
worked as there were cultures and religions.
- Lynn Abbey

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not
the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.
- Boris Pasternak

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant
enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I went further and further back through the centuries
to get a sense of perspective but now at least I understand
why Irish history evokes such strong passions and emotions.
- James D'arcy

All old music was modern once, and much more of the
music of yesterday already sounds more old-fashioned
than works which were written three centuries ago.
- Peter Warlock

Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps,
down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
- Ayn Rand

India Conquered and dominated China culturally for
20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
- Hu Shih

Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and
women have given their lives for our nation.
- Dan Lipinski

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries,
the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate,
and replace the savage races throughout the world.
- Charles Darwin

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.
If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had
solar energy centuries ago.
- George Porter

It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this
Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional
mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing.
- Warren E. Burger

I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men,
now walk ahead.
He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.
- Robert Mueller

I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will
keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant,
and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
- James Joyce

If we look at music history closely,
it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of
great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades,
if not centuries.
- George Crumb

Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote
from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.
- Stefan Zweig


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