Scottish novelist, poet, film critic and journalist.
Lived from: 1944-2001
Quotes: Gilbert Adair
Quotes 1 till 3 of 3.
In New York - whose subway trains in particular have been ''tattooed'' with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements . Even the most chronically dispossessed appear prepared to endorse the legitimacy of the ''haves.''
The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of God's checks has bounced.
We ''need'' cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.