Anthony Powell

English novelist

Lived from: 1905-2000

Quotes: Anthony Powell

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    Books do furnish a room.
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    Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
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    Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
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    Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
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    Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
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    People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.
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    Self-love seems so often unrequited.
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