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Anthony Burgess
(1917-1993) born on
Feb 25
English novelist, critic, man of letters. His fictional explorations of modern dilemmas combined wit, moral earnestness, and a note of the bizarre.
         
   
F
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. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture.

R
Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.
A
Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly..
N
Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
K
Death comes along like a gas bill one can't pay.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "You've Had Your Time," ch. 2, 1990.
R: "Inside Mr. Enderby," 1963.
A: "You've Had Your Time," ch. 2, 1990.
N: On Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," London "Times," 10 Apr 86
K: From "Rand Lindsly's HUGE Quotations File," an collection of quotations from the Internet.
   


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