Kingsley Amis Quotes

Kingsley Amis Quotes

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

America takes her writers too seriously.

Death has this much to be said for it:
You don't have to get out of bed for it.
Wherever you happen to be
They bring it to you - free.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko: 'You atheist?'

"Kingsley Amis: 'Well, yes, but it's more that I hate him.

education is one thing and instruction, however worthy, necessary and incidentally or monetarily educative, another.

Doing what you wanted to do was the only training, and the only preliminary, needed for doing more of what you wanted to do.

... all his faces were designed to express rage or loathing. Now that something had happened which really deserved a face, he had none to celebrate it with. As a kind of token, he made his Sex Life in Ancient Rome face.

When the bishop farted we were amused to hear about it. Should the ploughboy find treasure we must be told. But when the ploughboy farts... er... keep it to yourself.

There are other things to a woman than taking her to bed.

A man's sexual aim, he had often said to himself, is to convert a creature who is cool, dry, calm, articulate, independent, purposeful into a creature that is the opposite of these; to demonstrate to an animal which is pretending not to be an animal that it is an animal.

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