Gilbert Adair

Scottish novelist, poet, film critic and journalist.

Lived from: 1944-2001

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Gilbert Adair

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    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.''
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    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.
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    We ''need'' cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.
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