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13 Famous Quotes by Anthony Powell
12/21/1905 - 3/28/2000
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Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.

Age Quotes, by Anthony Powell

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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.

Conceit Quotes, by Anthony Powell

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Self-love seems so often unrequited.

Vanity Quotes, by Anthony Powell

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

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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.

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An immediate, overpowering, almost mystic sense of relief took shape within me. I felt suddenly sure everything was going to be all right. This was something quite apart from even the most cursory reflection upon strategic implications involved.

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Books do furnish a room.

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He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.

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Self-love seems so often unrequited.

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Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson mechanism, dually controlled by them and lumbering gloomily down vistas of triteness. With a sort of heavy-fisted dexterity the mutually adapted emotions of each of them became synchronized, until the unavoidable anti-climax was at hand.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Anthony Powell

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[His wife shuddered thinking of the terrifying tide of corpses floating in the flood.] I couldn't go back to that, ... Some of them could be my family.

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We will never forget what he did for us.

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It's more about faith and how God speaks to you and how it happens. I don't think I've worked on a play with such an even keel.

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