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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."
Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.

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.
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.
Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
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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