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We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.

We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.

by Anthony Burgess Found in: Desperation Quotes,
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Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.

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He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.

He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.

by Anthony Burgess Found in: Humor Quotes,
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The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, read more

The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.

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Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.

Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.

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Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

by Anthony Burgess Found in: Sleep Quotes,
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Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. read more

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. - You've Had Your Time, 1990.

by Anthony Burgess Found in: Appearance Quotes,
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