Best Quotes by Kingsley Amis (Top 10)

  1. If you can't annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.
  2. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.
  3. The rewards for being sane may not be very many, but knowing what's funny is one of them.
  4. When that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (these two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure and fear for the future begins to steal over you, start telling yourself that what you have is a hangover. You are not sickening for anything, you have not suffered a minor brain lesion, you are not all that bad at your job, your family and friends are not leagued in a conspiracy of barely maintained silence about what a s**t you are, you have not come at last to see life as it really is and there is no use crying over spilt milk.
  5. The first, indeed the only, requirement of a diet is that it should lose you weight without reducing your alcoholic intake by the smallest degree.
  6. Only a world without love strikes me as instantly and decisively more terrible than one without music.
  7. I'll pour you the first one and after that, if you don't have one, it's your own f****** fault. You know where it is.
  8. Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means ... the need to be left. I am driven to grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics.
  9. Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence
  10. It is natural and harmless in English to use a preposition to end a sentence with.

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