Quotes by Kingsley Amis

  • Importance in literature is unimportant.Good writing matters and only good writing.


    literature, Writers

  • The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of one’s trousers to the seat of one’s chair.


    Writers

  • If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.


    Writers

  • For 50 years it was like being chained to an idiot.


    Sex

  • The rewards for being sane may not be very many, but knowing what is funny is one of them.


    Sanity

  • Importance in literature isn’t important. Good writing is.


    literature

  • No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home at Weston-super-Mare.


    Indulgence

  • No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-Super-Mare.


    Age

  • A bad review may spoil your breakfast but you shouldn’t allow it to spoil your lunch.


    Criticism

  • A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn’t allow it to spoil your lunch.


    Criticism