Anthony Powell Quotes

 

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.

— Anthony Powell

Self-love seems so often unrequited.

— Anthony Powell

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years.

— Anthony Powell

Parents – especially step-parents – are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years.

— Anthony Powell

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.

— Anthony Powell

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.

— Anthony Powell

Growing old’s like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.

— Anthony Powell

Books do furnish a room.

— Anthony Powell

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