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Found 31 quotes by Kingsley Amis .
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"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." Kingsley Amis
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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." Kingsley Amis
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"There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones." Kingsley Amis
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"It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children." Kingsley Amis
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"It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children." Kingsley Amis
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Children    English Novelist   

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"Feeling a tremendous rakehell, and not liking myself much for it, and feeling rather a good chap for not liking myself much for it, and not liking myself at all for feeling rather a good chap." Kingsley Amis
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"He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic" Kingsley Amis
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"Women don't seem to think it's good enough; They write about it" Kingsley Amis
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"Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure." Kingsley Amis
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Action    English Novelist   

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"The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work." Kingsley Amis
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Brotherhood    Human Fellowship   

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"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing." Kingsley Amis
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"I want a dish to taste good, rather than to have been seethed in pig's milk and served wrapped in a rhubarb leaf with grated thistle root." Kingsley Amis
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"No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children." Kingsley Amis
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Children    English Novelist   

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"Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence" Kingsley Amis
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"It scored right away with me by being the smooth, fine-grained sort, not the coarse, flaky, dry-on-the-outside rubbish full of chunks of gut and gristle to testify to its authenticity." Kingsley Amis
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"Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in" Kingsley Amis
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"His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum." Kingsley Amis
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"He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again." Kingsley Amis
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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." Kingsley Amis
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"I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pâté than any other." Kingsley Amis
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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" Kingsley Amis
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