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17 Famous Quotes by Anthony Burgess
2/25/1917 - 11/22/1993
Also Known As:  
John Burgess Wilson     Joseph Kell     A. Burgess
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Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

Sleep Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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

Desperation Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.

All about love Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. - You've Had Your Time, 1990.

Appearance Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

Art and artists Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.

Humor Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Burgess

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