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A. N. Wilson

English,  Writer
Total Quotes : 60
Work Done Never

A busybody's work is never done.

- A. N. Wilson

Think Tell About

I don't think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That's why people write novels.

- A. N. Wilson

Hope Doing Anything Else

I suppose if I'd got a brilliant first and done research I might still be a don today, but I hope not. People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.

- A. N. Wilson

Going Very Obviously

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.

- A. N. Wilson

Love Truth Human

Truth comes to us mediated by human love.

- A. N. Wilson

Strength Proportion Very

Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.

- A. N. Wilson

My Life Study Like

I've never had a study in my life. I'm like Jane Austen - I work on the corner of the dining table.

- A. N. Wilson

Woman Doing Nearly

It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share.

- A. N. Wilson

Death Never Perhaps

Fear of death has never played a large part in my consciousness - perhaps unimaginative of me.

- A. N. Wilson

Beginning Want Idea

I'm starting to realize that people are beginning to want to know about me. It's a jolly strange idea.

- A. N. Wilson

Love Think Been

When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.

- A. N. Wilson

Very Nevertheless Another

It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another.

- A. N. Wilson

Other Some Very

If you read about Mussolini or Stalin or some of these other great monsters of history, they were at it all the time, that they were getting up in the morning very early. They were physically very active. They didn't eat lunch.

- A. N. Wilson

Think I Think Personally

Personally, I think universities are finished. So much rubbish gets taught.

- A. N. Wilson

Think Loyal I Think

I think that if you can't be loyal to the Church, it's best to get out.

- A. N. Wilson

Never Very Entirely

Iris Murdoch did influence my early novels very much, and influence is never entirely good.

- A. N. Wilson

Nothing Original Very

I've got nothing very original to say myself.

- A. N. Wilson

Queen Big Shared

The Royal Family are not like you and me. They live in houses so big that you can walk round all day and never need to meet your spouse. The Queen and Prince Philip have never shared a bedroom in their lives. They don't even have breakfast together.

- A. N. Wilson

Think Very Socialists

I think one of the very frightening things about the regime of the National Socialists is that it made people happy.

- A. N. Wilson

Corner Like Austen

I'm like Jane Austen - I work on the corner of the dining table.

- A. N. Wilson