The light did him harm, but not as much as looking at things did; he resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again. A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum.
1953 Lucky Jim, ch.6.
Politics is a thing that only the unsophisticated can really go for.Sir Kingsley Amis1957 'Socialism and the Intellectuals'.
Work was like cats were supposed to be: if you disliked and feared it and tried to keep out if its way, it knew at once and sought you out and jumped on your lap and climbed all over you to show how much it loved you. Please God, he thought, don't let me die in harness.Sir Kingsley Amis1960 Take A Girl LikeYou, ch.5.
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.Sir Kingsley Amis1963 One Fat Englishman, ch.8.
It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.Sir Kingsley Amis1963 One Fat Englishman, ch.14.
I was never an Angry Young Man. I am angry only when I hit my thumb with a hammer.Sir Kingsley Amis1979 Dissociating himself from that literary grouping, in The Eton College Chronicle, Jun.
The rewards for being sane may not be very many but knowing what's funny is one of them.Sir Kingsley Amis1984 Stanley and the Women, ch.2.
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