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Kingsley Amis
April 22, 1922 - October 22, 1995
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum.


There was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.


Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.


Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.


He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.


It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.


I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other.


No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children.


He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.


It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.

    Topics: Children

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.


Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.


One of the great benefits of organised religion is that you can be forgiven your sins, which must be a wonderful thing. I mean, I carry my sins around with me, there's nobody there to forgive them.


If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.


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