Anthony powell Quotes

“One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the na...

“One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the nasty people are. You know that already. It is how nasty the nice people can be.” -- Anthony Powell ("The Kindly Ones") (1962)
📅︎ May 27
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“It’s not what happens to people that is signi...

“It’s not what happens to people that is significant, but what they think happens to them.” -- Anthony Powell (“Books Do Furnish A Room”) (1971)
📅︎ Jun 15
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“One of the basic human rights is to make fun of other people w...

“One of the basic human rights is to make fun of other people whoever they are. That now seems threatened on all sides.” -- Anthony Powell ("To Keep the Ball Rolling [The Strangers Are All Gone]")
📅︎ May 27
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“Ladies like a man to rescue. A job that offers a chal...

“Ladies like a man to rescue. A job that offers a challenge. They can annex the property at a cheap rate, and ruthlessly develop it.” -- Anthony Powell (Temporary Kings)
📅︎ May 31
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"It is a great conviction of youth, from whic...

"It is a great conviction of youth, from which some people never escape, that everyone is having a better time than they are." - Anthony Powell
📅︎ Apr 22
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