Quotes by Martin Amis

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Martin Amis (born August 25, 1949) is an English novelist. His best known novels include Money (1984), London Fields (1989), Time's Arrow (1991) and The Information (1995). more

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Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.

Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
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.
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
The true manipulator never has a reputation for manipulating.
Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
When success happens to an English writer, he acquires a new typewriter. When success happens to an American writer, he acquires a new life.
Our best destiny, as planetary cohabitants, is the development of what has been called “species consciousness”—something over and above nationalisms, blocs, religions, ethnicities.
Laughter always forgives.
It used to be said that by a certain age a man had the face that he deserved. Nowadays, he has the face he can afford.
If God existed, and if He cared for humankind, He would never have given us religion.
Being inoffensive, and being offended, are now the twin addictions of the culture.

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