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Kingsley Amis
(1922-1995) born on
Apr 16
English novelist, poet, critic, teacher. He created in "Lucky Jim," 1954 a comic figure who who became a household word in Great Britain in the 1950s.
         
   
F
It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.

R
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.
A
I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pâté than any other.
N
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.
K
Death has got something to be said for it:
There's no need to get out of bed for it;
Wherever you may be,
They bring it to you, free.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: One Fat Englishman," Ch. 14
R: On recovering from a hangover, "Lucky Jim," 1958.
A: On the pâté at London's Simpson's-on-the-Strand restaurant, in "London Illustrated News," May 1986.
N: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.
K: "Delivery Guaranteed."
   


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