Inspirational Anthony Burgess Quotes

Anthony Burgess was an English writer and composer. Below is a list of some Inspirational Anthony Burgess Quotes.

Anthony Burgess Quotes
Anthony Burgess Quotes

Anthony Burgess Quotes

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

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

“But what I do I do because I like to do.”
― Anthony Burgess

“You were not put on this Earth just to get in touch with god.”
― Anthony Burgess

“Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.”
― Anthony Burgess

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

“To devastate is easier and more spectacular than to create.”
― Anthony Burgess

“The essential intention is the real sin. A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man.”
― Anthony Burgess

“When we pray we admit defeat.”
― Anthony Burgess

“In a story you had to find a reason, but real life gets on very well without even Freudian motivations.”
― Anthony Burgess

“Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
― Anthony Burgess

“Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination.”
― 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

“People don’t want to know. They have to be made to know. Whether they act on what they know is up to them. But they have to know.”
― Anthony Burgess

“Is the man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”
― 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

“If you expect the worst from a person you can never be disappointed.”
― Anthony Burgess

“It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you’re going.”
― Anthony Burgess quotes

“Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles.”
― Anthony Burgess

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

“Delimitation is always difficult. The world is one, life is one. The sweetest and most heavenly of activities partake in some measure of violence – the act of love, for instance; music, for instance.”
― Anthony Burgess

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

“We’re a government that believes in everybody having the illusion of free will.”
― Anthony Burgess

“The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.”
― Anthony Burgess

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

“I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong.”
― Anthony Burgess

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

“And I thought to myself, Hell and blast you all, if all you bastards are on the side of Good then I’m glad I belong to the other shop.”
― Anthony Burgess

“Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”
― Anthony Burgess

“This must be a real horror show film if you’re so keen on my viddying it.”
― Anthony Burgess

“A perverse nature can be stimulated by anything. Any book can be used as a pornographic instrument, even a great work of literature if the mind that so uses it is off-balance. I once found a small boy masturbating in the presence of the Victorian steel-engraving in a family Bible.”
― Anthony Burgess

“The not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self.”
― Anthony Burgess

“Some of us have to fight. There are great traditions of liberty to defend. I am no partisan man. Where I see the infamy I seek to erase it. Party names mean nothing. The tradition of liberty means all. The common people will let it go, oh yes. They will sell liberty for a quieter life. That is why they must be prodded, prodded-.”
― Anthony Burgess

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