Quotes by Anthony Burgess

What I do I do because I like to do.
– Anthony Burgess

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.
– Anthony Burgess

To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.
– Anthony Burgess

If you expect the worst from a person you can never be disappointed.
– Anthony Burgess

When we pray we admit defeat.
– Anthony Burgess

Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?
– Anthony Burgess

When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
– Anthony Burgess

It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.
– Anthony Burgess

We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.
– Anthony Burgess

Senseless violence is a prerogative of youth, which has much energy but little talent for the constructive.
– Anthony Burgess

We only need to wear shoes because the British built roads which hurt our feet.
– Anthony Burgess

Life is, of course, terrible.
– Anthony Burgess

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

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

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions, when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.
– Anthony Burgess

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I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong.
– Anthony Burgess

Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God’s. The sixth day is for football.
– Anthony Burgess

It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.
– Anthony Burgess

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

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