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Martin Amis quotes: Love finds me difficult. Love finds me difficult.
Martin Amis quotes: Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything. Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything.
Martin Amis quotes: When you've lost all your play, guess what love becomes. Work. Work that gets harder every hour. When you've lost all your play, guess what love becomes. Work. Work that gets harder every hour.
Martin Amis quotes: But before we face experience, that miserable enemy, let us have some more innocence, just for a while. But before we face experience, that miserable enemy, let us have some more innocence, just for a while.
Martin Amis quotes: By 12.30, Giles had consumed five gin-rickies, four gin-and-tonics, three gin-and-its, two gin-and-bitters, and one gin. By 12.30, Giles had consumed five gin-rickies, four gin-and-tonics, three gin-and-its, two gin-and-bitters, and one gin.
Martin Amis quotes: The night was electric - The night was in italics. The night was electric - The night was in italics.
Martin Amis quotes: So I am lonely, but not alone, like everybody else. So I am lonely, but not alone, like everybody else.
Martin Amis quotes: Like writing, paintings seem to hint at a topsy-turvy world in which, so to speak, time's arrow moves the other way. Like writing, paintings seem to hint at a topsy-turvy world in which, so to speak, time's arrow moves the other way.
Martin Amis quotes: In the solitude of my cell I have come to the bitter realisation that I have sinned gravely against humanity. In the solitude of my cell I have come to the bitter realisation that I have sinned gravely against humanity.
Martin Amis quotes: I think I'm losing my bottle. I think I'm going tonto. I think I'm losing my bottle. I think I'm going tonto.
Martin Amis quotes: If every inhabitant of a liberal democracy believes in liberal democracy, then it doesn't matter what creed or colour they are. If every inhabitant of a liberal democracy believes in liberal democracy, then it doesn't matter what creed or colour they are.
Martin Amis quotes: Fiction is the only way to redeem the formlessness of life Fiction is the only way to redeem the formlessness of life
Martin Amis quotes: You couldn't catch a yawn from someone you didn't like. You couldn't catch a yawn from someone you didn't like.
Martin Amis quotes: In my experience of fights and fighting, it is invariably the aggressor who keeps getting everything wrong. In my experience of fights and fighting, it is invariably the aggressor who keeps getting everything wrong.
Martin Amis quotes: Richard's bookshelves weren't alphabetized. He never had time to alphabetize them. He was always too busy- looking for books he couldn't find. Richard's bookshelves weren't alphabetized. He never had time to alphabetize them. He was always too busy- looking for books he couldn't find.
Martin Amis quotes: Screw-top wine has improved the quality of life by about ten percent, wouldn't you say? Screw-top wine has improved the quality of life by about ten percent, wouldn't you say?
Martin Amis quotes: In bereavement, make yourself better, not bitter. In bereavement, make yourself better, not bitter.
Martin Amis quotes: While clearly an impregnable masterpiece, Don Quixote suffers from one fairly serious flaw - that of outright unreadability. While clearly an impregnable masterpiece, Don Quixote suffers from one fairly serious flaw - that of outright unreadability.
Martin Amis quotes: With the flat smile of the deeply inconvenienced. With the flat smile of the deeply inconvenienced.
Martin Amis quotes: You cannot combine being a movie star with not being a movie star. You cannot combine being a movie star with not being a movie star.
Martin Amis quotes: Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn. Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.
Martin Amis quotes: Your heart becomes gangrenous in your body when you go against your talent. Your heart becomes gangrenous in your body when you go against your talent.
Martin Amis quotes: To be clear: an ideology is a belief system with an inadequate basis in reality; a religion is a belief system with no basis in reality whatever. To be clear: an ideology is a belief system with an inadequate basis in reality; a religion is a belief system with no basis in reality whatever.
Martin Amis quotes: Suffering doesn't concern itself with the scale of other sufferings. Suffering doesn't concern itself with the scale of other sufferings.
Martin Amis quotes: The great writers can take us anywhere; but half the time they're taking us where we don't want to go. The great writers can take us anywhere; but half the time they're taking us where we don't want to go.
Martin Amis quotes: I say the sentences again and again in my head until they sound right. I say the sentences again and again in my head until they sound right.
Martin Amis quotes: It's without doubt my main subject. The way masculinity can go wrong. And I'm something of a gynocrat in a utopian kind of way. It's without doubt my main subject. The way masculinity can go wrong. And I'm something of a gynocrat in a utopian kind of way.
Martin Amis quotes: The air itself was ebony, like the denial, the refutation, of the idea of light. The air itself was ebony, like the denial, the refutation, of the idea of light.
Martin Amis quotes: The arms race is a race between nuclear weapons and ourselves. The arms race is a race between nuclear weapons and ourselves.
Martin Amis quotes: In the Gulag, it was not the case that people died like flies. Rather, flies died like people. In the Gulag, it was not the case that people died like flies. Rather, flies died like people.
Martin Amis quotes: Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy. Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
Martin Amis quotes: Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough. Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
Martin Amis quotes: I think a lot of people who read fiction are interested in subtlety. But they wouldn't like my stuff. It's a bit too violent for many tastes. I think a lot of people who read fiction are interested in subtlety. But they wouldn't like my stuff. It's a bit too violent for many tastes.
Martin Amis quotes: Now I have to lie on the bed for a few minutes and let the solitude gather round me once more. Now I have to lie on the bed for a few minutes and let the solitude gather round me once more.
Martin Amis quotes: Are snoopers snooping on their own pain? Probably. Are snoopers snooping on their own pain? Probably.
Martin Amis quotes: The satirist isn't just looking at things ironically but militantly - he wants to change them, and intends to have an effect on the world. The satirist isn't just looking at things ironically but militantly - he wants to change them, and intends to have an effect on the world.
Martin Amis quotes: Blood and bodies and death and power. Blood and bodies and death and power.
Martin Amis quotes: Love might have expanded her. But we are not all of us going to get loved. We are not all of us going to get expanded. Love might have expanded her. But we are not all of us going to get loved. We are not all of us going to get expanded.
Martin Amis quotes: No novel has ever changed anything, as far as I can see. No novel has ever changed anything, as far as I can see.
Martin Amis quotes: No-one is going to sit down and read Bleak House to the family any more, but they can all huddle up happily in front of Charles Bronson. No-one is going to sit down and read Bleak House to the family any more, but they can all huddle up happily in front of Charles Bronson.
Martin Amis quotes: Rust is the failure of the work of man. The project, the venture, the experiment: failed, given up on, and not cleaned up after. Rust is the failure of the work of man. The project, the venture, the experiment: failed, given up on, and not cleaned up after.
Martin Amis quotes: When it comes to flying, I am a nervous passenger but a confident drinker and Valium-swallower. When it comes to flying, I am a nervous passenger but a confident drinker and Valium-swallower.
Martin Amis quotes: You use a different part of your heart with girls. You use a different part of your heart with girls.
Martin Amis quotes: He was in a terrible state- that of consciousness. He was in a terrible state- that of consciousness.
Martin Amis quotes: Like fundamentalist Judaism and medieval Christianity, Islam is totalist. That is to say, it makes a total claim on the individual. Like fundamentalist Judaism and medieval Christianity, Islam is totalist. That is to say, it makes a total claim on the individual.
Martin Amis quotes: Novelists don't age as quickly as philosophers, who often face professional senility in their late twenties. Novelists don't age as quickly as philosophers, who often face professional senility in their late twenties.
Martin Amis quotes: When policemen go to prison in England, they have as bad a time as a pedophile. When policemen go to prison in England, they have as bad a time as a pedophile.
Martin Amis quotes: The easier a thing is to write then the more the writer gets paid for writing it. (And vice versa: ask the poets at the bus stop.) The easier a thing is to write then the more the writer gets paid for writing it. (And vice versa: ask the poets at the bus stop.)
Martin Amis quotes: Let me give you a lesson on war, Golo. Rule number one: never invade Russia. Let me give you a lesson on war, Golo. Rule number one: never invade Russia.
Martin Amis quotes: While making love, we often talk about money. I like it. I like that dirty talk While making love, we often talk about money. I like it. I like that dirty talk
Martin Amis quotes: Belief is otiose; reality is sufficiently awesome as it stands. Belief is otiose; reality is sufficiently awesome as it stands.
Martin Amis quotes: Poverty said the same thing, century after century, but in different kinds of sentences. Poverty said the same thing, century after century, but in different kinds of sentences.
Martin Amis quotes: Each life is a game of chess that went to hell on the seventh move( ... ) Each life is a game of chess that went to hell on the seventh move( ... )
Martin Amis quotes: The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone. The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.
Martin Amis quotes: Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite. Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.
Martin Amis quotes: He didn't want to please his readers. He wanted to stretch them until they twanged. He didn't want to please his readers. He wanted to stretch them until they twanged.
Martin Amis quotes: Laughter always forgives. Laughter always forgives.