Best Quotes by Anthony Burgess (Top 10)

  1. Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
  2. Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.
  3. Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?
  4. When a man cannot chose, he ceases to be a man.
  5. The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.
  6. To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.
  7. Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?
  8. It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.
  9. Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination.
  10. The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.

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