Man's love is of man's life a thing apart;Girls aren't like that.
"A Bookshop Idyll"
Should you revisit usStay a little longerAnd get to know the place...On local life we trustThe resident witnessNot the royal tourist.Kingsley Amis"New Approach Needed", about the Second Coming, (p. 27)
We should be wrong to demand that a critic must stay on the point all the time; it is enough if he remains in orbit around it.Kingsley Amis"Phoenix Too Frequent" Critique of D. H. Lawrence
A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn't allow it to spoil your lunch.Kingsley AmisAttributed in Aren't We Due a Royalty Statement? (1993) by Giles Gordon, and The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999) by Elizabeth M. Knowles, p. 14
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