Best Quotes by John Lanchester (Top 6)

  1. You heard people say forty was the new thirty and fifty was the new forty and sixty was the new forty-five, but you never heard anybody say eighty was the new anything. Eighty was just eighty.
  2. The standard personality type for a writer is a shy megalomaniac.
  3. The seven Ps: Proper Planning and Preparation Prevent Piss-Poor Performance
  4. The person doing the worrying experiences it as a form of love; the person being worried about experiences it as a form of control.
  5. But knowing that you had gone wrong, and knowing how you had gone wrong, were not the same thing as knowing how to put it right.
  6. Any flights would be taken business class, since Roger thought that the whole point of having money, if it had to be summed up in a single point, which it couldn't, but if you had to, the whole point of having a bit of money was not to have to fly scum class.