Anthony Burgess

January 1, 1978

in Inspiration, People, Quotes, Words

When I grow up I want to be Anthony Burgess.

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Quotes

“And the words slide into the slots ordained by syntax, and glitter as with atmospheric dust with those impurities which we call meaning.”  –  Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside, 1968.

“Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”  –  Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, 1962.

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October 17  |  Psychology:  Choice.  I had a long conversation yesterday about choice and how it is one of the cornerstone constructs by which I make sense of the world.  Anthony Burgess was the writer that originally brought my vague young feeling to well defined thought.  This construct informs pretty much every conscious decision I make.

October 17  |  Journal entry title:  “Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”  –  Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange, 1962.

October 16, 2012  |  Post title from his quote:  “And the words slide into the slots ordained by syntax, and glitter as with atmospheric dust with those impurities which we call meaning.”  –  Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside, 1968.

August 27, 2012  |  Time Marker:  I just realized that Anthony Burgess published A Clockwork Orange 50-years ago this year.  Originally published in December, 1962; In my twisted world December will be Anthony Burgess month for me.

1978:  I believe this is the year I first learned of Anthony Burgess.

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