Martin Amis Quotes

Martin Amis Quotes

Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.

My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived.

It’s possible to be flippant here, when Jihadists fly aircraft into buildings they shout God is Great, what do atheists shout when they do it?

And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.

It is straightforward - and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if God existed, and if he cared for humankind, he would never have given us religion.

Religious belief is without reason and without dignity, and its record is near-universally dreadful.

Belief is otiose; reality is sufficiently awesome as it stands.

I think: you deserve to be what you are if you could bare to get that way. You must have seen it coming. And now there's nothing for you here. No one will protect you, and people won't see any reason not to do you harm.

He awoke at six, as usual. He needed no alarm clock. He was already comprehensively alarmed.

Impartially, shrewdly, I considered suicide, though not in my worst moments. The bottle of pills. The note: 'No hard feelings, everyone, but I've thought about it and it's just not on, is it? It's nearly on, but not quite. No? Anyway, all the best, C.

Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I'm too afraid to and have to eat it anyway.

The deal with multiculturalism is that the only culture you're allowed to disapprove of is your own.

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.

Fiction is the only way to redeem the formlessness of life

…This remains the great deficiency of literature: its imitation of nature cannot prepare you for the main events. For the main events, only experience will answer.

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