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Anthony Powell
(1905-2000) born on
Dec 21
English novelist. He is best known for his autobiographical and satiric 12-volume series of novels, "A Dance to the Music of Time."
         
   
F
Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.

R
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.
A
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.
N
Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
K
Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Stringham, in "A Buyer's Market," ch. 2, 1952; second in the novel sequence, "A Dance to the Music of Time."
R: "A Dance to the Music of Time: The Acceptance World," Ch. 1.
A: "A Dance to the Music of Time: Hearing Secret Harmonies," Ch. 3.
N: In Observer," (London), 9 Jan 1983.
K: Dick Umfraville, in "Temporary Kings," ch. 1, 1973.
   


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