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"It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk."
Bertolt Brecht
Anthony Burgess Quotes
Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.
Anthony Burgess

Every dogma has its day.
Anthony Burgess

I didn't think; I experimented.
Anthony Burgess

I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.
Anthony Burgess

If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
Anthony Burgess

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
Anthony Burgess

Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
Anthony Burgess

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.
Anthony Burgess

Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
Anthony Burgess

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Anthony Burgess

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
Anthony Burgess

To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
Anthony Burgess

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.
Anthony Burgess

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Anthony Burgess

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1917-02-25
Year of Death:
1993
Nationality:
English
 

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