Anthony Burgess Quotes.

11. "If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others"
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

12. "Life is, of course, terrible."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

13. "Being young is like being like one of these malenky machines."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

14. "There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

15. "You don't say, 'I've done it!' You come, with a kind of horrible desperation, to realize that this will do."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

16. "We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

17. "A work of fiction should be, for its author, a journey into the unknown, and the prose should convey the difficulties of the journey."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

18. "I’ll tell you a thing that will shock you. It will certainly shock the readers of Writer’s Digest. What I often do nowadays when I have to, say, describe a room, is to take a page of a dictionary, any page at all, and see if with the words suggested by that one page in the dictionary I can build up a room, build up a scene. … I even did it in a novel I wrote called MF. There’s a description of a hotel vestibule whose properties are derived from Page 167 in R.J. Wilkinson’s Malay-English Dictionary. Nobody has noticed. … As most things in life are arbitrary anyway, you’re not doing anything naughty, you’re really normally doing what nature does, you’re just making an entity out of the elements. I do recommend it to young writers."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

19. "To some of us, the wresting of beauty out of language is the only thing in the world that matters."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

20. "It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me."
- Quote by Anthony Burgess

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