Kingsley Amis Quotes

Sex stops when you pull up your pants, Love never lets you go.
Kingsley Amis (b. 1922), British poet, novelist. An Ever-Fixed Mark (l. 29-30). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.
Kingsley Amis (b. 1922), British novelist. One Fat Englishman, ch. 3 (1963). Roger Micheldene, "a shortish fat Englishman of forty," musing over a particularly heavy lunch. For the probable inspiration of this, see Connolly on obesity.
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He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
Kingsley Amis (b. 1922), British novelist. One Fat Englishman, ch. 8 (1963). Said of Roger Micheldene.
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The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work.
Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), British novelist. Sunday Telegraph (London, July 2, 1967).
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