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Anthony Burgess Quotes and Sayings

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The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every dogma has its day.
- 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

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

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

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
- Anthony Burgess

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

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

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

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

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Objects are what matter.
Only they carry the evidence that throughout the centuries
something really happened among human beings.
- Levi Strauss

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

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

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

For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty
have put their lives on the line,
because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted.
- Virgil Goode

Thinking begins only when we have come to know that reason,
glorified for centuries, is the stiff-necked adversary of thought.
- Martin Heidegger

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

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

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke
of women as a necessary evil,
and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
- Annie Besant

I don't believe, in the 21st century,
in the balance of power system.
This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Joschka Fischer

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

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

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

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

Anybody in the next centuries wanting to know what
it was like to be a poet in the middle of the 20th
century should read Kaddish.
- Leslie Fiedler

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

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

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice!
That's the condition of the female.
Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.
- Betty Dodson

The issue which has swept down the centuries and which
will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
- Lord Acton

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his
hoe and gazes on the ground,
the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.
- Edwin Markham

As our language wanes and dies, the golden legends
of the far-off centuries fade and pass away.
No one sees their influence upon culture;
no one sees their educational power.
- Douglas Hyde

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

Without centuries of Christian antisemitism,
Hitler's passionate hatred would never have been so fervently echoed.
- Robert Runcie

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

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

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for
centuries and is not yet half full.
- Boyle Roche

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

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which
man advances through centuries of exploration.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

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

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open
himself to all the influences of the places which condense
centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly
begun to question the direction and meaning of our
society as it has developed over the past several centuries.
- Alex Campbell

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

Radical Islam has been the foe of Christendom for centuries.
- Tom Tancredo

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

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


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