Anthony Burgess

(25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993)

Anthony Burgess Quotes

  • ''We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.''
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917), British author, critic. Face (London, Dec. 1984).
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  • ''Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.''
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917), British author, critic. Face (London, December 1984).
  • ''The trouble began with Forster. After him it was considered ungentlemanly to write more than five or six novels.''
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917), British author, critic. Guardian (London, Feb. 24, 1989). Burgess has written more than twenty novels.
  • ''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.''
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917), British author and critic. London Independent (London, Jan. 31, 1990).
  • ''Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.''
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917), British author, critic. Quoted in Inside Mr. Enderby, ch. 2, sect. 1 (1963).
  • ''I've always felt that English women had to be approached in a sisterly manner, rather than an erotic manner.''
    Anthony Burgess (b. 1917), British author, critic. Times (London, July 27, 1988).

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