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10 Famous Quotes by Kingsley Amis
4/16/1922 - 10/22/1995
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Kingsley William Amis     Sir Kingsley William Amis     Robert Markham
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About Kingsley Amis

A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night and then as its mausoleum.

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I enjoy talking to you more than anybody else because I never feel I am giving myself away and so can admit to shady, dishonest, crawling, cowardly, unjust, arrogant, snobbish, lecherous, perverted and generally shameful feelings that I don't want anybody else to know about; but most of all because I am always on the verge of violent laughter when talking to you.If you were here, I keep thinking, we would spend the time in talk and drink and smoke and I should be laughing a lot of the time, and I should be enjoying myself a lot of the time.

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There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.

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He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.

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Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means... the need to be left. I am driven to grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.

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I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pâté than any other.

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No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home at Weston-super-Mare

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No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children.

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It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.

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It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.

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