Anthony Powell


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  • ''Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.''
    Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist. Dick Umfraville, in Temporary Kings, ch. 1 (1973). Eleventh in the novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time.
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  • ''Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.''
    Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist. Quoted in Observer (London, January 9, 1983).
  • ''Parents ... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.''
    Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist. Stringham, in A Buyer's Market, ch. 2 (1952). The second in the novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time; Stringham found stepparents "especially" disappointing.
  • ''Self-love seems so often unrequited.''
    Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist. The narrator (Nicholas Jenkins), in The Acceptance World, ch. 1 (1955).

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