Quotes by Kingsley Amis

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Sir Kingsley William Amis (April 16, 1922 October 22, 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than twenty novels, three collections of poetry, short stories, radio and television scripts, and books of social and literary criticism. He was the father of the British novelist Martin Amis.

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

Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means, in this country, the need to be left. I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.
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.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Be glad you're fifty--and That you got there while things were nice, In a world worth looking at twice. So here's wishing you many more years, But not all that many. Cheers!

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